Cotswold Estates and Gardens was first instructed to plant a shelterbelt near Wantage on the former five hectare Dow Agrosciences site.
This project took place at the start of a development by Castleoak on behalf of Richmond Retirement Villages, a community giving personal care ranging from a daily maid service through to 24 hour care. The development consists of the care home, independent and assisted living units, bowls club, lake-side restaurant, wellness spa and landscaped grounds.
The main part of the landscape work included the planting of over 12,000 shrubs and herbaceous plants, 86 heavy and extra heavy standard trees, over 5,000m2 of turfing, native hedges, flowering meadow, native waterside planting to the swales and riparian zone and amenity seeding.
In addition, gardens have been constructed for the show homes and marketing lodge as well as a sensory garden for dementia patients. In addition, a kitchen garden has been created with raised beds, paths, greenhouse and compost bins.