We're not just creating private residential gardens. Recently a new pool and gardens were designed for Roehampton Country Club in London and after a 6 month build they were opened to members.
The opening has gone well despite the recent spate of British Summer rainfall (!) and one member commented " I would like to add my congratulations to all involved for an outstanding job. What a transformation. The design of the new pool is excellent, as is the artificial grass interspersed with carefully selected and landscaped flower beds."
We are now working on permanent planting for the club this autumn and further developments to support their position at the top of London's private clubs.
This week we were able to host Streetscape at Warren House to support the regular gardeners with a big renovation of the rose garden and an early summer tidy up of the Veitch Heritage Garden. Apprentices were able to learn about what it means to work in a heritage garden where there are lots of visitors and find out about the history of the house and their famous neighbours in Coombe Wood, the Veitch Nurseries.
There are still some tours available for this year at Warren House, just contact the house direct on 0208547177.
We're very happy to have received a Gold medal AND the Best Construction Award at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017 this week. The award is for the Blind Veterans UK garden that we have been working on for some 2 years and features some of the most complicated and detailed structures we have ever tried for a show garden. Tribute to the 65 people who came on site and the additional 40 who have worked in workshops and supported this project was paid when we received the outstanding award for construction excellence, something that is so important to our work.
We're now on day 12 of the Blind Veterans UK #allboutcommunity garden installation. The hot weather last week was pretty intense but we have managed a few cooler days now and we are on track to create the largest show garden design we've ever attempted in the UK. If you are thinking of coming to the show make sure you book up your tickets now as they are sellig fast. And if you mention this article we'll try and get you a tour of the garden by one of teh blind veterans themselves!