We were approached back in April 2011 when we were asked by Kings 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 and the end result, exactly what the designers had envisaged but at a significant saving to the client and with absolutely no compromise on appearance.
Everyone at Livingreen Design was ecstatic to find out that our customers are once again winners of a prestigious award, with a scheme that incorporates these bespoke advanced glass fibe planters. 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.