It was a moment of pride and joy for our team at Acorn Landscape Services and Steel and Scape at RHS Tatton Park 2023. Bringing to life the vision of renowned designers Conal Studio with this slim space garden design. The collaborative effort and sheer dedication of the team resulted in an award-winning garden. “Brickyard,” not only earned a prestigious gold medal but also claimed the titles of Best Terrace and Slim Space Garden. Let’s delve into the mesmerizing world of Brickyard and explore the elements that made it a triumph at the show.
The Brickyard is inspired by the evocative charm of traditional brick-walled backyards and industrial fabric in great northern cities. A visionary creation by Conal Studio. The garden reimagined these historical spaces to adapt them for modern life. Furthermore, it also showcases how nature can thrive amidst urban architecture.
A crucial aspect that brought Brickyard to life was the exceptional craftsmanship. Especially the bespoke steelwork fabricated by our sister company, Steel and Scape. Reclaimed red brick handpicked from the Reclaimed Brick Company evoked a sense of heritage and authenticity. Complementing the brickwork, the Corten steel, skilfully hand-crafted, added an industrial touch that perfectly blended with the garden’s theme. Steel and Scape fabricated the Corten Steel planters, log store, and rustic water feature.
Environmentally Conscious Elements
Sustainability and environmental consciousness were at the heart of Brickyard’s design. Throughout the build, we ensured that every element served a purpose beyond aesthetics. The contemporary seating, supplied by Ferrious of Altrincham, provided an eco-friendly solution. Thus, enhancing the functionality of the space without compromising on style.
An innovative material developed by Granby Workshop, Granby Stone, became part of Brickyard’s identity. Made from recycled waste brick sourced from demolished Victorian terraced houses. This unique stone played a vital role in creating the statement water tank and suspended planters. Andrea Ku of B4Biodiversity demonstrated how these features could promote wildlife, with companion planting, edible produce in boxes, and special habitats for bumblebees. Additionally, a fire pit added the perfect touch for gathering and cooking homegrown produce. Overall, fostering a sense of community and sustainability.
The Enchanting Landscape
Stepping into Brickyard is like entering a dream world beneath the dappled light of the tree canopy. The borders swayed and shimmered with eye-catching perennials and grasses, showcasing the abundance that “awkward” spaces could harbour. The fragrance of jasmine permeated the air, complementing the shade provided by the fruiting fig tree, creating a serene and sensory-rich experience for visitors.
Acorn Landscape Services and Steel and Scape, alongside Conal Studio, delivered a masterpiece at the RHS Tatton Park 2023. This award-winning garden stands as a shining example of how thoughtful design, skilled craftsmanship, and ecological harmony can combine to create a truly exceptional space. Brickyard’s captivating allure will undoubtedly continue to inspire and leave a lasting impact for years to come. If you are looking for garden design in Cheshire, call our team today. We offer a complete service, design, build, and maintenance.