Stewart Landscape Construction is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for an award from the prestigious Association of Professional Landscapers (APL). The nomination comes in recognition of work undertaken to re-invent the gardens surrounding an imposing Gothic Victorian rectory in Suffolk.
Set in 50 acres of garden, parkland and grazing paddocks Stewart Landscape Construction set about implementing designs by DeakinLock to enhance the grandeur of the approach to the house as well as working on contemporary, simple gardens surrounding the property. The results are stunning and have caught the attention of the Association of Professional Landscapers.
The existing Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) tree-lined drive was widened and extensive care was taken to protect, restore and transplant the trees that were suffering badly from leaf miner with the original site being replaced with Lime (Tilia Cordata). The amendments to the approach avenue have been commended for amplifying the grandiosity and splendour of the building and the clients are thrilled with the results.
The work on the gardens immediately surrounding the house has gained an equal amount of recognition. The gardens have been praised for their subtle beauty and the simplicity of their design. The high quality technical finish provided by the Stewart Landscape Construction team has helped frame and intensify the magnificence of the house. Achieving this balance is harder than it looks and the Managing Director of Stewart Landscape Construction spoke about the challenges they faced:
“Work continued on the rear gardens as construction to the front began, with designers DeakinLock and Stewart Landscape Construction working to stitch the two projects together. Whilst it was an unusual way to manage a project, it allowed the client to keep it fluid, with the principle layout plan revised twenty three times as a result! At times this was a challenge for all involved, but throughout, the enthusiasm and desire remained to deliver a high quality garden for the client.”
Stewart Landscape Construction is down to the final two in the APL Awards 2014: Project Value Over £250,000 category with results set to be announced at Gibson Hall, London on Wednesday 12th March.
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