• 31.05.2017
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    RIBA East Award 2017 – Modern Housing Scheme with Woodland Courtyard

    The Echoes, a modern local authority housing development on Seabrooke Rise in Essex, has been awarded an RIBA East Award 2017. We collaborated with Bell Phillips Architects on the landscape design for the courtyard and streetscape around the development. We used a mixture of native and non-native woodland plants and grasses to create this naturalistic […]

    • 09.02.2017
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    St Chad’s

    Having just visited Thurrock Council scheme, St Chads in Tilbury, built by Willmott Partnership Homes, we were pleased to see the planting looking so fantastic already. We worked up designs for the soft landscaping, play area, swales and amenity space working closely with Bell Phillips Architects. We think this scheme has the wow factor and can’t wait to see it […]

    • 19.01.2017
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    London Shoreditch project – Galliard Homes

    Galliard Homes’, London Shoreditch project is nearing completion. Galliard’s project manager is very happy with the way the roof gardens have shaped up; they will give a bit of a wow factor to the development. He says it looks better in reality than it did from the drawings, which we’ll happily take as a compliment. Certainly […]

    • 26.05.2016
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    Seabrooke in Bloom

    Thank you to Bell Phillips Architects for sending us this lovely picture. Only planted this year, at the front of the development, it is already putting on a good show with plenty more to come. A beautiful building deserves some beautiful planting to go with it. The Salvia Caradonna’s dark purple spikes contrasts with the […]

    • 28.01.2016
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    Works on site at Seabrooke Rise

    Planting has started at Seabrooke Rise. We are working in collaboration with Bell Phillips Architects on this new build housing scheme in Essex. The Alder trees are already looking beautiful!

    • 04.01.2016
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    What’s in Season – January

    Prunus lusitanica – we all know this gorgeous evergreen plant. Normally used as a shrub or hedge for screening, it appears in this historical garden as small tree. With careful clipping the wonderful form of the Portuguese laurel makes a lovely and unusual feature along the main path. Since the historic garden has a French […]

    • 14.09.2015
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    What’s in season – September

    The Bedfordshire hedgerows are preparing for Autumn with a first flush of colour. Red rose hips stand out against the soft white down of the Clematis vitalba. Commonly called ‘Old Man’s Beard’ this species of clematis is native to the British Isles and is particularly common in this part of the country, clothing the woodlands […]

    • 02.12.2014
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    New Capital Quay, Greenwich – The Last Stage

    We are excited to see the final pieces of the jigsaw slotting into place at this innovative new development in Greenwich, South-East London – the largest project we have worked on to date.

    • 02.12.2014
    • Blog events landscape news

    St Chad’s, Tilbury – Challenges Met

    We have been fortunate to be working with Willmott Dixon and Bell Phillips on this flagship, 150-property residential development in Thurrock, Essex. The site is in a low-lying spot and the challenge has been to design a sustainable urban-drainage solution that fits these parameters; everyone has been digging deep, you could say!