Sussex Heritage Trust 2023 Award Win!
It is so wonderful that the sustainable, wildlife friendly eco garden near Rye, that I designed with habitat for bats in mind, has won yet another award. The garden features a drought tolerant gravel garden at the front and a perennial wildflower meadow and fruit trees at the rear, with some raised vegetable beds and a small pond and bog garden with a seating area at the end of the garden. Hard landscaping materials were all locally sourced and some were reclaimed materials. All the rainwater from the house and garden is collected and reused. The bats returned to the garden and took up residence in the new bat boxes on the new Eco house which was a fantastic result!
What the judges said: “A back to nature garden with extensive planting and all year round colour. Wildlife friendly with newts in the pond and bats in bat houses.”
The Sussex Heritage Trust Awards, now in their 25th year, recognise and celebrate high quality conservation, restoration and new built architectural and landscape projects in Sussex. Thank you to the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust for sponsoring the Award and to all the other sponsors & staff of Sussex Heritage Trust for such an enjoyable lunch and ceremony
Sussex Heritage Trust are a registered charity who offer educational opportunities in the conservation building and construction industry for young people based in Sussex, take a strategic interest in Sussex building and landscape conservation issues, highlight, survey and report on buildings at risk and work with government agencies, local authorities and community groups on heritage projects.
Pictured with me in the photos below is Sam Avard my new business partner! Before joining forces with me Sam had his own landscape business S.R.Avard Ltd. and he worked on this garden together with Mitchells Construction, who also built the Eco house. Sam is now one half of Kristina Clode Garden Design bringing his in-depth knowledge of landscape construction, materials, costing, project monitoring, impeccable attention to detail and whole lot more! Watch out for Sam's first blog post soon!