total amount of timber cladding
number of timber ‘ribs’ on the outside
soil needed for landscaping
Garden and wildlife
I designed the garden, which is a woodland retreat that offers peace and quiet, as well as a a sanctuary for wildlife. I scaled the garden with huge 10m tall birch trees, whose multi-stem trunks shield noise as well as offering beautiful silver bark.
Trees always bring calm to a garden – dappled sunlight streams through the leaves as they rustle in the wind.
This is complemented by woodland planting with ferns and bright flowers. I also added meadow turf, filled with wild flowers and soft grasses to cover a bank and keep the planting very natural.
I wanted to use the quiet garden to allow visitors to enjoy the sounds of nature, so I planted flowers that pollinators love such as hollyhocks and meadow plants.
I also built bee houses to attract solitary bees, which I hope will highlight their struggle for survival and inspire people to put one in their own garden.
The Children’s Hospice
Once the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show has finished, the treehouse will be donated to The Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice in West Sussex. They were unable to build their own treehouse because of budget constraints, and we are delighted to be making such a gift.
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