Alison Hoffman

Services - Fees

How much will this cost? As you can imagine, costs vary widely, depending on the scale of the project. The best way to get an estimate is to call for an on-site visit. We can then provide an estimate for the work you would like to have completed. 

Initial Consultation

Two hours at your site. Includes answers to your questions while the consultation is taking place. Result: Written proposals for your garden. Fee: $150.00 payable at the time of the visit. (Additional charge for travel if further than 15 miles away from Barrington.)

Design/Planting Plan

Will vary based on the scope and nature of the project. For example, if you would like a planting plan for a new garden, I will provide you with the exact number, location and size of recommended plants. My fee for working on a large-scale project, including supervising contractors (your own or mine) and purchase of materials on a wholesale basis is $75.00 per hour. 

Regular Care and Maintenance of your gardens

Rates vary based on the scope of services required. Where possible, I supervise workers to keep your costs down.)

I do offer a value-priced Growing Season Package that provides for a weekly 1.5 hour visit to your property for the months of May, June, July, August and September at the monthly rate of $250.00. You can be present and I will answer questions during this time or I can work in coordination with your lawn service contractor, who may have crews responsible for your gardens but are not familiar with weeding, pruning and other types of care that would be best for your property. 

Vacation and Supplemental Care of your gardens

If you are going on vacation or would like someone to provide weeding, watering, edging and overall care of your gardens while you are busy, please contact me for a competitive price on those services provided by knowledgeable, local gardeners. 

Pre-Designed Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens

Options include raised cedar planting beds, filled with rich soil and fenced to your specifications. Small gardens begin at $250 installed and planted. 

Childrens’ Garden Projects

Including child-friendly gardens with easy to grow vegetables, gourds and flowers, wooden bird house construction and painting, bee board construction and painting, garden harvesting and mini-enchanted garden construction (for small groups). Prices vary based on number of participants and length of project. This is a fun option for a summer get-together.