Garden Design

The places where landscape and people meet are the most interesting places! A walk in a garden can be immediately transformative. As a garden designer, Rachel Lyn uses an approach that balances science and beauty. Her designs are informed by the permaculture ethics of Care for the Earth, Care of People, and Fair Share and the principles of permaculture which emphasise the interdependence of the web of life, and the intelligent design of ecosystems.

Her process is simply: Observe -> Research -> Draft -> Collaborate -> Design.

The first step in the process is an initial site visit or consultation. Goals setting begins in step one and continues through the proposal and contracting step and past site analysis and data collection. At the point of collaboration there is a coming together for joint data analysis and final goal setting. Final research and concept draft design follow and the design project is completed with delivery of detailed design and implementation plan documents. Installation details and ideas are included in that package.

As a designer Rachel Lyn is committed to collaboration and each project is a learning event no matter the scope of the project.

If you are trying your hand a designing your own property, or your want tutoring on tools and techniques in permaculture design, Rachel Lyn is available for any of the following on an hourly basis:

  • Site Walks with consultation
  • Base Mapping
  • Behavioral Zone Analysis
  • Guilds and Polyculture Research and Species Niches 
  • Soil Fertility Analysis
  • Written and drawn implementation plans
  • Community Engagement and Planning

Contact Royal River Permaculture for a consult or a complete design today! 207-332-7224