Monday, 4 July 2016

cor-ten styled garden for a victorian foundry conversion

context is so important and as much as we (at greencube) love designing the gardens for modern new homes with zero thresholds, minimal and contemporary design we also love to diversify.

Here we have designed a garden for a victorian foundry in Walsingham in North Norfolk converted into holiday cottages in the last decade. The foundry originally founded in 1809, making iron castings for farming industry, war casualties ended the male line and so in 1918 it was sold to the Wright family and they continued to trade until 1932, the depression caused its closure. In 1938 it was purchased by the Barnhams who made agricultural implements, pumps, fireballs, backplates, stokers, grates and ornamental fire baskets............

and so we have paid homage to the cottage and its history

and implemented lots of wonderful weathering steel, someone said 'its a bit rusty' we hope you like it, its a rich and developing patina that seems to get warmer and richer in colour on a weekly basis.

it needs to settle in and the planting needs to mature a little

the chamomile lawn and pond are the last elements to be completed


we have used strips of black limestone to create the terrace, chosen for its uneven riven texture and soft colour to work with the cottage brick colour and contrast with the cor-ten

we have used troughs in cor-ten to wrap around the terrace, to create semi-enclosure and to provide wonderful raised planting bed for herbs

furniture purchased from bau outdoors 

planting includes lots of purple, silver and orange with a backbone of topiary buxus

Santolina with Salvia 'Caradonna' and Salvia 'Mainacht'

Artemisia 'Silver Queen' and Geum 'Princess Juliana'

 Achillea 'Walter Funcke' and Helenium 'Moorheam Beauty' and 'Siesta'

euphorbia 'fireglow'

garden designed by greencube
garden project managed by greencube
hard landscaping - sjb landscaping
garden planted and maintained by greencube

a big thank you to Sam at SJB landscaping 

1 comment:

  1. Nice post, Nice collection of flowers and plants outside the home. It will make outer environment really cool and pleasant.