Garden Design Essex

Here at Turning Leaf Garden Designs we don’t confine ourselves to single private residential gardens, we also take on commercial work too, where it has a residential requirement.

Ensuring the quality of both private and communal landscape spaces is our number one priority and working to developer’s timeframes and liaising closely with other contractors ensures the new occupants enjoy a swift transition into their new homes and start enjoying their gardens from day 1.

Here is the story of our latest venture!

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Setting out

All Saints Primary School

The old primary school building is a Grade II listed building, located with a conservation area. The proposal included a sensitive conversion of this charming building into 8 stunning apartments, complete with architectural features such as mullion windows, fire places and galleried upper levels.

Our skilled and professional ground team prepared for the implementation of the approved scheme and familiarised themselves with the planting plans before the first day of scheduled on site works.

Soon as the first plant delivery arrived the team dived into action and with a flurry of activity as plants were set out and planting commenced within the hour. 

Planting 100 plants a day is an average amount each member of our team aims for but with workable graded topsoil and the weather on our side, this can be easily achieved and, in some cases, surpassed.

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Planted Vinca

Therefore, with a dedicated team of four, all the plants were in the ground within 3 days.

The most rewarding aspect of this job was undoubtedly the amount of interest, with nearby residents coming over to see the work that was being done and frequently making comments appreciative of how the landscape was coming along. Many of these residents remembered the building in its former glory as a school, and it was so rewarding to hear how pleased they were to see the quality of the restoration work.

Once the turf was laid and planting finished watering was the number one priority, which the Turning Leaf team undertook until practical completion and hand-over to the developer.

Now settled in the ground, along with the new residents (settled into the building) the landscape is looking healthy and happy. We are so pleased with the end result.

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