2022 LANDSCAPE & GARDENS AWARD: sponsored by The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust
A reclamation or improvement scheme in an urban or rural environment, which restores an original feature or facility or creates a new one in a public or private area.
Click on any image to view a larger version. Each pair of photographs shows before (left) and after (right) images of the project, unless described otherwise.
GARDENS AT MANOR FARMHOUSE
Originally one of the large farms in the area and part of the Glynde Estates, a Grade II* listed building dating from 1740. The brief for the garden restoration was to create a wildflower meadow and orchard to act as a nature corridor on the Downs and help biodiversity; a formal garden was to be established to match and connect the style of the main house with the views; the woodlands and raised beds to be restored and a growing area supported by a rainwater harvesting system.
Submitted by: John Lunn, Manor Farmhouse www.manorfarmhouse.org.uk
Designer: John Lunn
Site Managers: Jim Warner Builders, Brighton
Contractors: Jim Warner Builders (Landscapers / Builders) | David Salisbury (Orangery) www.davidsalisbury.com | Alitex Limited (Greenhouse), South Harting. www.alitex.co.uk
Craftsmen: Studio Forge, Hamsey www.studioforge.co.uk
Other: Sussex Fruit Trees, Heathfield www.sussexfruittrees.co.uk
The Scented Walk
The Rain Garden
ONE GARDEN BRIGHTON
STANMER PARK, BRIGHTON BN1 9SE
A destination walled garden and community space, free to enter and open all year. The garden is a product of a partnership working to restore Stanmer Park, with Brighton and Hove City Council and Plumpton College. With funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, 20 hectares of the park were regenerated including the walled garden, improvement to usage of the park and delivery of training, education and outreach opportunities.
Submitted by: Plumpton College www.plumpton.ac.uk
Architect: Ben Shakespeare, LUC, London www.landuse.co.uk
Site Managers: Rob Dumbrill, Estates Manager, BHCC and Paul Gasson, Estates Manager, Plumpton College
Principal Contractor: Buxton Building Contractors Limited www.buxtonbuilding.co.uk
Contractors: Coxdown Construction, Heathfield www.coxdown.co.uk
Craftsmen: Theo Forbes-Gower (Entrance Gates), Plumpton College | Alex Waterfield (Landscape Designs for Themed Gardens), Grounds/Gardens Manager, Plumpton College | Pete Wood, Senior Gardener, One Garden Brighton
SEDLESCOMBE PRIMARY SCHOOL
BREDE LANE, SEDLESCOMBE, BATTLE TN33 0RQ
A garden built almost entirely by volunteers to create a space for children and staff to use both for break time, outdoor learning and reading groups. The new space was to stimulate the senses and be drought tolerant, low maintenance and provide some shade. Working for free the garden designer created a new space with bright colours and textural and dynamic visual changes for the seasons..
Submitted by: Kristina Clode Garden Design, Rye www.kristinaclodegardendesign.co.uk
Designer/Site Manager: Kristina Clode
Contractors: Simon Lawrence, Handyman & Gardening Services, Sedlescombe. Details on request | Alfred Gjergi, AG Landscapes & Gardens, Battle www.aglandscapesandgardens.co.uk
THE SHELL HOUSE
An exceptionally rare Grade II* listed garden building, dating from early 19th century. Its simple domed exterior belies its jewel-like interior, fully lined with a magnificent array of shells, accentuated by stained glass and convex mirrors. The Shell House was in a parlous state particularly an earlier ‘restored’ lead roof which had failed and needed dismantling. The reconstruction involved all natural and traditional materials to protect the irreplaceable interior.
Submitted by: Giles Quarme Architects, London www.quarme.com
Architects: Giles Quarme and Matt Woollven, Giles Quarme Architects
Site Manager: Sandy Baxter, A W Baxter, Petworth
Craftsmen: Armands Balams, Estate Joinery Ltd, Dunecht Estate | Katherine Lloyd (Shellwork) www.katherinelloyd.co.uk
Other: Gary Wood (Structural Engineer), SFK Consulting, Southampton www.sfkconsulting.co.uk