We design public and private realms with community groups and organisations. These have been at all different stages of design from consultation, analysis, mapping, design and building.
On from the landscape design work we do, we also offer a landscape management service. Projects include garden and allotments, apiaries and other community/neighbourhood schemes.
We cover a wide variety of landscape management including:
Full project delivery (from scratch to completion)
Volunteer recruitment and training
Providing a bespoke plan for each individual volunteer to meet their needs and requirements
Writing bids to secure the future of the project
Project promotion and marketing
A future plan of project development
With the design and management, we can offer a complete service from consultation, bid writing, set up, promotion, recruitment, build and plan for the coming years. Some examples below:
Metal's Edge Hill Garden, L7 - March 2017 - Ongoing
5A linear walled garden split between north and south facing aspect at the oldest active passenger railway station in the world. It had not had any maintenance for 5 years and was very overgrown. There were restrictions on what we could and could not do, for example, not damaging original brick or metal work and no or very careful removal of established shrubs and plants. Simple design interventions and working with what was there enabled the design to almost design itself. With local resident and volunteer input during planting sessions, we were able to come up with a wilded nature garden with spaces for food growing and activity spaces with seasonal displays of colour.
Liverpool Biennial's Garden of Resilience, L8 - March - July 2018
We were appointed lead gardener and horticultral support for artist Mohamed Bourouissa to create a garden working with local people, gardeners, school pupils, teachers and artists as part of a Liverpool Biennial art project. The project was inspired by a patient of the psychoanalyst and writer Frantz Fanon at a Psychiatric Hospital in Blida, Algeria. Fanon’s patient created the garden as occupational therapy, reflecting the organisation of his mental space through its structure. The garden started out on an overgrown plot of the forest school space at Kingsley School, L8. This ambitious garden with a short deadline meant gardening was intense while also leading gardening sessions with local residents, groups and schools to learn about plants and the environments they grow in. Client:Liverpool Biennial / School:Kingsley Road School
Granby Winter Garden, L8 - September 2018 - June 2019
This unique project based in what was 2 derelict Victorian houses on Cairns St, L8 was designed by Turner Prize winners Assemble for Granby 4 Streets CLT. There is no other public indoor garden space like this in the UK. To continue the story of the resilience in street gardening, I was appointed the landscape designer and later the resident gardener for this amazing community garden project. I provided analyses, final planting design, organised hard and soft landscaping and created a maintenance plan ready for the garden's opening event all in 6 months. Sourcing specific plants during autumn and winter was a challenge but with organisation and fine detailing, the project was ready. Displays of memorial southern climate trees, climbing vines, lush ferns, scented and colourful flowers and seasonal planting, the garden has something to offer throughout the year. Client: Granby Community Land Trust / Architects: Assemble / Artist in Residence: Nina Edge
Ford Lane Garden - Local demographic analysis, consultations, design of different spaces for different uses, wide variety of planting for food production, pollinators and for forest school, maintenance of project, delivery of a wide variety of workshops and courses including beekeeping, horticulture, joinery and upcycling, volunteer recruitment, CSR development, developing the project with rolling funding and non-funded reliant streams through local employment and teaching delivery. Landowner: One Vision Housing