We were thrilled in 2018 to play a part in the team at Burton Park receiving a High Commendation from the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards, in the gardens and landscapes category. This was for our involvement in this multi-disciplinary large scale restoration project of the 'Capability' Brown lake.
Burton Park, near Petworth, is a Grade II registered 200-acre landscape designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown with later influences from Humphry Repton. The Mansion is a Grade 1 listed C19th- country house, now converted into fine multiple-residencies.
There is a Conservation Management Plan in action for the entire estate, and our responsibilities include habitat management for dormice, including a coppicing plan and tree planting to create buffer strips.
Our long-term responsibility is for the overall care and ongoing improvement of the formal gardens, horticulture, grounds, woodland management and ongoing management of the recently restored 'Capability' Brown lake.