Award Winning Gardens

Creative Landscape Co.

The Landscape division and owners of the Big Plant Nursery

Creative Landscape Co. are proud to announce another BALI Award win (British Association of Landscape Industries) in December 2012 for designing and creating this stunning private Berkshire garden set in 12 acres of sloping chalk grassland adjoining the river Thames.

This was a challenging and enjoyable project spanning 2 years and to achieve not only a great result and happy client but also this prestigious industry award for excellence has made it all worthwhile.

Judges Comments: “This is an exceptional example of the soft landscaper’s art. Creative Landscape has shown outstanding expertise in soil contouring, plant selection and planting”.

The Brief

To create a practical garden that would integrate with the open plan modern house design, accentuate the countryside views and provide special areas for entertaining , relaxing and sport.

Around the house and Flint Courtyard, extensive areas of paving, decking and resin bonded pathways are complemented by both structural and softer perennial planting and lawns. Gabion walling is used to retain new banks and create planters.


Thousands of plants were carefully selected and planted to transform this space.  Part of the formal planting near the terrace is created from clipped topiary cubes of varying heights, punctuated with carpet planting of Lavender, Salvia, Nepeta and clouds of white and silver plants including Astelia and Gaura.

Away from the house meandering areas of mown grass border vast areas of wild flowers and bulbs, a Cherry orchard and woodland fringe planting creating natural routes around the garden.

Lighting and Irrigation

A complete irrigation system was also included along with garden lighting to create a unique atmosphere at night and extend the time spent outside.


To discuss your landscape project, however large or small, contact us on

01189 341500 or email

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