Botanical Traditions - Town Planning Planting Plan and Tender Drawings (Preliminary Plans)

What is a Preliminary Plan?

The Preliminary Plan is generally the second main step in the landscape design process. A Preliminary Plan takes the Concept Plan and further resolves the design. Typically at the Preliminary Plan stage the basic construction elements begin to come together - the focus is on the main elelments within the landscape design. The list of materials may also be resolved in the phase of the project. Most residential designs are taken to this level. This enables clients to contact contractors and obtain quotes.

A complete Tender Set May include: Layout, irrigation and Planting Plans, Specifications and Schedules, Sections and Grading Plans.

The level of detail in a Preliminary Plan will vary depending on the project, budget and landscape designer. Once we reach this stage the documentation can be sent out to obtain quotes from Contractors to install the work - this is known as the Tender.

Example of a Tender Level Section Elevation