Having previously been a partner in landscape design and contracting firms, Franchesca now has an exclusively design practice. In addition to the garden and planting design, she also provides input during the construction stage, according to the project’s requirements. She is based in Cape Town but undertakes projects elsewhere.
She aims to make the process as flexible as possible for her clients, and works on a quoted fixed fee for the project which can be broken down into stages; or time based fees - by the hour or day; or a combination of both fixed and time based fees.
All design, including materials and plant choice is undertaken by Franchesca : she may draw in other skills such as 3D imaging, engineering or specialists if required. She believes that the most successful projects have a carefully selected team, such as architect, interior designer and landscape designer who will work together in an integrated manner to create a superior product.