Barton Grange Landscapes turns around contract to give hospital the green treatment

Barton Grange Landscapes, which recently won a contract to soften the hard edges to a hospital, have won big praise for the £84,000 job.

Aintree Hospital
Aintree Hospital

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Trust said it is made up with the eight-week job completed recently, which involved bedding, trees and other soft landscaping raking up to the edges of a paved area with seating.

Contracts manager John Charnley said "The informal seating area was created using grey and graphite coloured textured paving softened by planting of trees, shrubs and turfed areas. The seating is for patients, families and staff to sit and enjoy the landscaped area.

"Meanwhile sandstone self-binding gravel paths were installed in an adjoining area along with newly planted fruit trees to create a woodland walk," said Charnley, whose business in Preston, Lancashire, does grounds upkeep and play grounds as well as commercial work.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

There are ways to find quality candidates for horticultural jobs if you widen your search parameters, Alan Sargent suggests.

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

An effective strategy to retain staff is the best way for any business to avoid a potential recruitment crisis, Neville Stein advises.

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

Mowers, turf care, battery equipment, seeds, arboriculture kit and weed control will all see a wide range of new releases at Saltex, Sally Drury reports.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

IOG Saltex

Get set for IoG Saltex 2017 with our comprehensive show guide and exhibitor info.

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Industry Data

An exclusive report for HW subscribers revealing the key development trends, clients and locations for 2017.

Products & Kit Resources

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

Read all about the winning projects in the awards, run in association with Horticulture Week.

Noel Farrer

Founding partner of Farrer Huxley Associates Noel Farrer on landscape and green space

Read Noel Farrer