We were commissioned to create a calming green space for staff & students at the new campus of this prestigious university, the Courtauld Institute of Art.
This gave us another opportunity to work with Woodblocx, whose lightweight, modular raised bed systems we had used on a school rooftop previously.
We also refurbished their existing raised beds, made from timber sleepers, which needed rebuilding & replanting.
There were large tree boxes as well, with the fantastic June-berry or Service-berry tree, Amelanchier lamarkii, which has lovely spring white blossom, followed by pretty purple fruit that are sweet to pick straight of the branch, & then very good autumn colour. We love choosing it for lots of sites, as it performs well in sun or shade & doesn’t grow more than a few metres tall.
We installed a collection of hanging baskets along the entrance way, using purple Campanula with ivy & white Pelargonium.
We also brought in some indoor plants for their lobby & reading room, like this beautiful rubber plant Ficus elastica ‘Abidjan’.