Landscape Award for Oak View
Local landscapers, Oak View, have recently learnt that they have received this year’s BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) Award in the category for collaboration between designer and builder. Jason Lock, the designer, said:
We are absolutely delighted to win this award. We worked very closely with our client and contractor to achieve a truly stunning garden and it’s great to receive industry-recognition for all the hard work.
Giffords Farm is a Grade 2 listed farmhouse in Tindon End, Great Sampford, dating back to 1626. The property has a wealth of original architectural features and the owners wanted a new design for the front garden in a style that reflected the historic period of the house.
The new garden has new herbaceous borders to give year-round colour and interest and the existing pond was redeveloped to make it a more prominent feature. It has lawns and a paved terrace for summer entertaining.
Work started in May 2013 and involved extensive site clearance, pond excavation and construction. The owners said they were delighted with the completed garden and decided to put it forward for an award to celebrate what had been achieved by the two companies.
This will be the 4th BALI award Oak View have won since becoming full members in 2006.
Acknowledgements to the Saffron Walden Reporter where this news was published earlier this week.