Teenage Wilderness Trust

This is a wonderful local charity that supports young people who do not suit mainstream education, preferring a practical outdoors experience. At the charities base they needed an area for the students to grow their own organic food, learn new practical skills, foster social skills and develop self-esteem. The design has wooden raised beds with…

Oratory Pond

Oratory Preparatory School wished to turn a neglected and sterile formal pond into a haven for wildlife and a resource for pupils. Strips of lawn that were hard to mow were replaced with wildflower turf, native ferns and perennials, and the pond was planted with native flag iris, offering shelter and a safe passage for…

Day 2 Chelsea build

The sun is shining and everyone seems happy to see some blue sky and a few less unplanned water features! We mark out the location of the rest of the wall to where it reaches ground level and crosses the path and after a few more dumps of soil roughly mark the sweep of the path, ready to receive MOT type 1. However,…

Day 3 Chelsea build

A glorious sunny day which brings a really positive atmosphere to the site. We try to get as much done as possible whilst the weather is good. The contractors continue to fix the wooden wall sub structure in place which becomes narrower and lower as it sweeps down to the path, suggesting reducing energy. It is…

Day 1 Chelsea build

7.30 start – the key to the tool box is missing and we can’t move the digger because it’s key is in the box….however, this delay was really helpful as our garden area is officially marked out and the extra 50mm grass strip included that we had originally omitted, so that would have put a lot of…