We have lots of progress, and I have long-promised pictures once I get them off my phone. But in the meantime, I was doing some research about companies in the area that might do full service patio/garden design in the Japanese style. Findings:
Both seem like good options to get some design consulting. Of course, as is normal for services like this they charge a design fee, which they then apply as a discount for the services proper. So it’s like a ‘pick one’ scenario. We’ll have to explore more, when the time comes.