For three years we have worked closely with client, estate manager and deer-keeper to re-design this small Berkshire deer park, doubling its size to over 40ha, but skilfully minimising the visual impact of the new enclosure. Now taking in a short stretch of the Thames Path, our new park boundary uses landform, historic walls and leafy backdrops to artfully conceal the 1.8m high deer fence.
This exciting project fully restored the park’s historic structure and combined arable reversion with the planting of over 100 new trees. Each tree was located precisely using the original Victorian Ordnance Survey to recreate a delightful visual transition from estate landscape to riverside meadow.
A new design transforms the south park, where 6ha of new woodland and native shrub belt now connects the existing woods in a natural sweep, dramatically improving a side of the deer park that was lacking a bold framework and providing valuable shelter for wildlife and game birds.
The deer park went ‘live’ in June 2012, when the herd was given the run of the new land and we achieved our client’s vision of extensive unimpeded parkland views.
Colvin & Moggridge appointed by the National Trust for Bridgewater Drive, Ashridge Estate project
Colvin & Moggridge have been appointed by the National Trust to improve car parking arrangements and the visitor experience along Bridgewater Drive on the Ashridge Estate, Buckinghamshire. During ...
Historic Royal Palaces Appointment
Colvin & Moggridge are happy to announce our appointment to The Historic Royal Palaces Landscape Architecture Framework; The Historic Royal Palaces are responsible for the ...