Case Studies: The benefits of great landscaping

Graylingwell Park, Chichester

Graylingwell Park, Chichester

NHS England's strategy to promote healthier lifestyles has its historical precedent in West Sussex, writes Josephine Smit.

RNIB Redhill

RNIB Redhill

This landscape uses colour, texture and form to gently guide both bodies and minds, Josephine Smit explains.

East Village

East Village

This landscape designed to encourage healthy activity is now the basis of further research, Josephine Smit reports.

Hanham Hall, Bristol

Hanham Hall, Bristol

The landscaping at this trailblazing housing scheme does far more than simply keep it looking good, Josephine Smit reports.

Living wall, National Grid, Warwick

Living wall, National Grid, Warwick

Greenery has transformed the National Grid HQ's car park into a fine example of sustainability, writes Josephine Smit.

Argyle Primary School, Camden, London

Argyle Primary School, Camden, London

Playgrounds redeveloped under the Active Play pilot aim to improve children's health and well-being, says Josephine Smit.

King's Cross, London

King's Cross, London

A high-quality public realm is helping this scheme to deliver on its commercial objectives, Josephine Smit explains.

Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf

Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Group has given a new, positive meaning to the traditional rail operator's saying, leaves on the line.

Regent's Place, London

Regent's Place, London

Central London has more than 700 green roofs covering in excess of 17.5 hectares, according to the map created by the Greater London Authority and the Green Roof Consultancy in 2013.

Argyle Primary School, Camden, London

Argyle Primary School, Camden, London

In Camden, childhood obesity at reception and year 6 (10/11 yrs) is higher than the London and national average.

Orchard Village

Orchard Village

It is hard to imagine it now, but in the late nineteenth century this corner of Rainham in Essex was home to market gardens, including orchards and strawberry fields.

Eastside City Park

Eastside City Park

Birmingham City Council's Eastside City Park has won a steady stream of plaudits since it opened at the end of 2012.

Bath Western Riverside

Bath Western Riverside

The regeneration of a derelict industrial site has provided an opportunity to create a new residential quarter with green spaces and a riverside walk in a prominent location at the gateway to Georgian Bath, a city renowned for its World Heritage status.


Inspiration: Winning projects from the BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

Grand Award Winner and Regeneration scheme - cost more than £500,000

Grand Award Winner and Regeneration scheme - cost more than £500,000

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 Grand Award Winner and Principal Award Winner - Willerby Landscapes

Domestic Garden Construction - Cost £60,000-£100,000

Domestic Garden Construction - Cost £60,000-£100,000

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 - Principal Award Winner - Landscaping Solutions

Community and Schools Development

Community and Schools Development

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 - Principal Award Winner - Ground Control

Regeneration Scheme - cost under £500,000

Regeneration Scheme - cost under £500,000

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 - Principal Award Winner - Ground Control

Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - cost £300,000-£1.5m

Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - cost £300,000-£1.5m

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 - Principal Award Winner and Best Newcomer to BALI - Swinburne Horticultural Services

Design Excellence Award - overall scheme over £50,000

Design Excellence Award - overall scheme over £50,000

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 - Principal Award Winner - Anne Jennings

Domestic Garden Construction - cost over £250,000

Domestic Garden Construction - cost over £250,000

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 - Principal Award Winner - Living Landscapes

Green Roof Installations and Roof Gardens

Green Roof Installations and Roof Gardens

BALI National Landcape Awards 2016 - Principal Award Winner - Elite Landscapes

Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - cost over £1.5m

Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - cost over £1.5m

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 - Principal Award Winner - IDVERDE

Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - cost under £300,000

Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - cost under £300,000

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 - Principal Award Winner - Acre Landscapes

Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - cost £300,000-£1.5m

Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - cost £300,000-£1.5m

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 - Principal Award Winner - In-Ex Landscapes

Domestic Garden Construction - cost £100,000-£250,000

Domestic Garden Construction - cost £100,000-£250,000

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 - Principal Award Winner - Water Gems (Alba)

Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - cost under £300,000

Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - cost under £300,000

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 - Principal Award Winner - The Outdoor Room

Domestic Garden Construction - cost £30,000-£60,000

Domestic Garden Construction - cost £30,000-£60,000

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 - Principal Award Winner - The Cotswold Garden Company

Domestic Garden Construction - cost under £30,000

Domestic Garden Construction - cost under £30,000

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 - Principal Award Winner and Special Award for Design & Build - Northumbrian Landscaping


CAMPAIGN STATEMENT

Great landscapes enrich our lives.  From the great public spaces landscape professionals create that draw people together and help communities thrive, to the garden sanctuaries that bring well-being and pleasure to so many, the transformative power of high quality landscaping is undeniable.

For this reason it is to be welcomed that in the past twelve months, the crucial role of landscaping in the built environment has begun to make its mark at a policy level. Landscape4Places is a campaign designed to ensure that this new recognition is not lost.  Our aim is simple: to get landscape where it should be - at the forefront of today’s place-making debate.

As a first step towards achieving this aim, the Landscape4Places hub on HorticultureWeek.co.uk, will serve as a resource highlighting the impact of quality landscaping for all professionals involved in the creation of the built environment. It includes case studies featuring the key outcomes and lessons from the UK’s best landscaping projects, latest reference material on the impact of landscaping, plus updates, comment, and more.

If you have an exemplary landscape project you would like to be considered for inclusion here, please contact Sarah Cosgrove at sarah.cosgrove@haymarket.com.

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