AWARD WINNERS!!! Totally delighted to have received a high commendation from the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards, in the gardens and landscapes category. This was for our team's involvement in this multi-disciplinary large scale restoration project of a Lancelot 'Capability' Brown lake at Burton Park near Petworth.
Burton Park is a Grade 1 listed 19th-century country house, now converted into multiple-residencies consisting of private apartments and mews cottages located within the boundary of the South Downs National Park Authority in the parish of Duncton, West Sussex.
We were approached by the resident management committee in 2016 to maintain the historic gardens and parkland. Both the gardens and parkland are listed as Grade II on the Historic England Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, and are associated with Lancelot "Capability" Brown and Humphrey Repton. Our long term responsibility is for the overall maintenance of the grounds, its formal gardens and the woodland management. Our work includes care of the numerous large herbaceous and mixed borders, ensuring that the formal ponds are maintained and healthy, mowing, lawn care, meadow management and maintaining the open parkland that is home to many deciduous and evergreen trees. Our aim is to remain faithful to the vision of its original owners whilst continuing to ensure the gardens and landscape remain vibrant and enjoyable for the residents who live there.
In 2016 West Sussex Garden Designer Amanda Patton was commissioned to develop a long term vision for the gardens and park. This landscape design is currently in feasibility phase. It aims to create a cohesive plan for the whole landscape area bringing together the main historical periods and reinstating the connection between the separate garden areas.