Made up of four distinct gardens and three connecting linear spaces, this residential care home design in Blaby, Leicestershire transformed recreational fields into a multi-faceted landscape.
A large-scale housing development, its landscape design considered neighbourhood sensitivity and mitigated this along boundaries with the careful selection of large trees and cascades of mature bamboos with root barrier surrounds
A blended roadside interface and ornamental planting throughout lend themselves to a broad spectrum of outward and inward vistas.
Planting and features were designed for visual interest and functionality and continuity was achieved with organic curves and contours. Resin-bound gravel paths allow independent access and movement around the gardens by all residents
Raised beds and plants from a bygone age are coupled with tall specimen trees for definition and espalier and fan-trained fruit for an edible backdrop along the fences.
Trees provide height and definition with grasses and laurels following the arcs of path edges and bays. A contemporary stainless steel fountain mimics the lines of the adjacent entrance canopy and the geometric planting theme extends into neighbouring beds. Beech hedging is used throughout.
Four gardens combine shade and sun; nostalgia and a contemporary flair; timber structures, outdoor kitchen and dining and a blend of grasses, shrubs, herbaceous and statement trees.