Product / system manufacture
South East England
Advanced Composite Planter Beds
Livingreen’s involvement started back in April 2011 when we were asked by Kings Landscapes to look at some designs for innovative large planting beds 5.5m long x 2m wide, combining areas for growing vegetables with large tree pits. Originally specified in actual corten steel, it had been realised that our composite rust or corten steel finish was indistinguishable from the real thing but offered huge advantages in weight saving and, not least, price.
Taking the designers' concept, we produced full construction drawings using CAD and manufactured bespoke units that, although made in one piece, actually contained 3 separate planting chambers - two with low floors for the vegetable growing areas, and a central one with no floor for the large specimen trees which could then root down directly into the soil below.
Production and delivery were all achieved within the timescale and budget.
The end result was exactly what the designers had envisaged but at a significant saving to the client and with absolutely no compromise on appearance.
Designers, the Wilson McWilliam Studio, were awarded Large Residential Garden, People’s Choice (Homes & Gardens magazine), and the Grand Award for their Hertfordshire Garden at the Society of Garden Designers Awards on January 24th. It’s a brilliant result for a truly fantastic design; one superbly executed by landscape contractors, Kings Landscapes.
Here’s what the judges said:
“A contemporary design has been layered with the historic landscape to create an exciting and serene composition. The whole garden is beautifully done and gives a feeling of space and cohesion. Introduced, native and naturalised species have been combined to develop exciting and challenging planting combinations which are displayed in a wide variety of contexts from fantastic borders to ecologically-driven wetlands. Architectural elements such as screens, hard landscape terraces and the entrance driveway have been designed with great skill and to be in scale with the house and surrounding landscape. It is a garden full of surprises."
Once again, we would offer our own congratulations to all involved.
If you have need for bespoke planters of any size or description then please contact Livingreen Design on 0131 440 9804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We are experts at taking design concepts through to manufactured products and have over 25 years experience of working with landscape architects and garden designers. Our planters are used widely throughout the UK and Europe and are specified by many of the world’s largest corporations.
Details below of all involved in this project
Wilson McWilliam Studio
tel: +44 (0)20 3002 6601
tel: +44 (0)1908 585220