August 2012

31
Aug

Two New Schools

Cornelius Vermuyden School was an existing school site with the new build occurring adjacent to the existing operational school.

Extensive semi-mature tree planting along with ornamental shrub areas were installed in the central courtyard areas, large areas of shelter belt native mix were installed too along with around 2 hectares of seeding works. Given the low lying nature of the ‘island’ and the risk of flooding ever present flood attenuation ponds had to be installed and landscaped with the planting of Phragmites within and along drainage swales being the final task.

Castle View School was a stand-alone new build site that required Phase 1 works completing prior to pupil occupation and Phase 2 following demolition of some older existing buildings.

The landscape here had to accommodate the possibility of flooding so a swale ran throughout the site and this was planted with suitable tree and shrub species. Some 140 semi-mature trees and 10,000 shrubs were planted throughout the scheme along with 4,000m2 of fine lawn areas.

24
Aug

Private Residence at St George’s Hill

We have successfully completed our 2nd project on the prestigious St George’s Hill Estate, Weybridge.

Incorporating 4,000m2 of fine lawns, 2,500m2 of high quality mature shrub, tree and screen planting along with a fully automated irrigation system.

The scheme boasts a number of 6m+ Tsuga and 5m+ Pine trees, clipped Quercus ilex cylinder, bamboos ranging from 4-10m tall, 200 lin.m of 1.8m tall laurel boundary hedging, mature clipped Purple Beech hedges @ 1.8m tall, clipped yew columns at 2m tall and a metre square, clipped Buxus @ 1.4m tall, a large amount of Buxus forming ‘knot’ features at 0.3m tall to both front and rear beds, over 400 mature Specimen shrubs at 1.2m + high, 4 rose gardens – all underplanted with the Client’s favourite herbaceous stock. The Client also required a secret Japanese Garden to be built and this links the main lawn to a lower ‘play’ lawn to complete the scene.

Our on-going maintenance contract at the site not only services the existing scheme but also allows for seasonal colour enhancement and garden development.