Winner in category: Domestic Construction £100 - £250k
Our governing body, the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), has just announced that Tony Benger Landscaping is a winner in the category “Domestic Landscaping Construction” between £100 - £250 k.
The project was to create a large garden for an important Arts and Crafts house in a conservation area on a very challenging site with difficult access. The project involved major soil moving, terracing, retention, stone facing, mortared stonewalling, dry stone walling, 2 deep pools, timber work, steps, cobbling, turfing, wild flower area and substantial planting.
The brief was to create an inspiring and unique garden, with focal points, strategic seating areas, a water feature and to maximise the panoramic views. The main client request was to create level lawn areas and to make it easier to move around the garden (the existing garden was virtually all on a steep slope). From a design perspective, it was important for us to square the garden with the house. From a conservation perspective, the main intention was to make the garden more attractive and usable without impacting on the character or appearance of its setting within the Beer conservation area. We looked at the site from various vantage points around the village to ensure that the design would create a soft green and natural appearance to blend and assimilate with its established surroundings. This is not our first award but one that we are immensely proud of as it was an exceptional test of our all-round design and landscaping abilities. There will be articles in BALI publications and the Pro Landscaper regarding the project. The 2018 BALI Awards ceremony will take place at the Grosvenor Hotel, London on 7/12/18.