Although gardening isn't usually associated with technological innovations, Cedar nursery has been exploiting recent advances in IT and is pioneering the use of 3D animation in our landscape and garden designs. Louise Handley, part of the design team, explains:

"Traditionally, gardens have tended to develop either by trial and error, or by commissioning a designer to produce a 2D design plan. In our experience, the problem with both these methods is that many people have trouble imagining what the finished design will look like until the construction process is well under way. At this stage mistakes can be very costly to rectify.

We realised that with the advances in 3D visualisation we could produce a realistic garden design video for our clients based on a a simple initial survey, and a design brief which combines their vision with our knowledge and experience. What is also great for our clients is that the visualisation process is comparable in cost to the more traditional drawing methods, and a lot more accessible than 2D plans.

The primary advantage of using 3D animation is that the design can evolve and change throughout the process, so that when the design is finally handed over it meets the client's requirements and they know precisely how the finished garden is going to look."


Although gardening isn't usually associated with technological innovations, Cedar nursery has been exploiting recent advances in IT and is pioneering the use of 3D animation in our landscape and garden designs. Louise Handley, part of the design team, explains:

"Traditionally, gardens have tended to develop either by trial and error, or by commissioning a designer to produce a 2D design plan. In our experience, the problem with both these methods is that many people have trouble imagining what the finished design will look like until the construction process is well under way. At this stage mistakes can be very costly to rectify.

We realised that with the advances in 3D visualisation we could produce a realistic garden design video for our clients based on a a simple initial survey, and a design brief which combines their vision with our knowledge and experience. What is also great for our clients is that the visualisation process is comparable in cost to the more traditional drawing methods, and a lot more accessible than 2D plans.

The primary advantage of using 3D animation is that the design can evolve and change throughout the process, so that when the design is finally handed over it meets the client's requirements and they know precisely how the finished garden is going to look."