Gold in Category “Project Value £35,000-£50,000” for “Vegetable & Cutting Garden.”
Frogheath Landscapes have been working for this client for over 25 years but the vegetable garden was tucked away out of sight and tended by his gardeners with mixed success.
During lockdown however, the client (a vegetarian) became much more interested and involved with the idea of home-grown produce. Exasperated (or enraged) by the squirrels stealing his soft fruit, he commissioned us to build a bigger, improved veg and fruit growing area with extra beds to be used as a cutting garden.
The layout of the beds was planned by Tina Vallis MSGD in discussion with the main gardener. It was intended to be a functional working space rather than an ornamental parterre. The existing greenhouse and polytunnel had to be incorporated into the scheme. The fruit cage had to be squirrel-proof.
The footprint was enlarged and re-graded, hedges were moved and replanted and a new roadway was installed to provide vehicle access to the site.
The weight of the heavy-duty metal mesh chosen to deter vermin required a bespoke steel frame, partially welded on-site by our blacksmith.
The project has been very successful. The client is enjoying eating fresh fruit and vegetables from his own garden and his interest in the garden has continued to grow.
Gold in Category “Project Value £20,000-£35,000” for “Lewes Courtyard.”
The client had moved to a new property in central Lewes. They previously had a large country garden and were keen gardeners.
The garden space was effectively an awkward derelict triangular bank into which a garage had been built. The rest of the space was occupied by mostly diseased scrub, ash and one holm oak which had a TPO. The client asked Nigel Phillips to come up with a concept plan, as part of his one-to-one garden design service.
Frogheath then turned this into a working drawing which accurately reflected the site and its constraints. This site had practically no soil, and many tons of chalk had to be removed, before work could commence.
Gold in Category “Project Value £20,000-£35,000” for “The Water Tower.”
Originally a water tower for a large country house, this property was converted approximately 16 years ago and a garden was designed by Tina Vallis MSGD and built by Frogheath Landscapes. (see original plan). At the time, planning constraints prevented the paving and walls outside the kitchen being altered in any way.
Years later, the clients commissioned Frogheath Landscapes to create a walled paved area outside the kitchen with steps leading up the slope of the garden. An oak structure with a tiled roof was installed to provide additional dining space.
The walls were carefully planned and shaped to add character to the space and refer to design details in the property. New planting and a raised water feature complete the new area which successfully flows into the existing garden.