Davies White rounds off £2.8m development with Hobbledown inspired park landscape

Award-winning landscape architect Davies White has created a 20ha landscape based on the mystical story Hobbledown.

Davies White design
Davies White design

The RHS gold-medal-winning designers transformed land at Horton Park Farm in Epsom, Surrey, into a park themed on the fantasy writing of AJ Kecojevic about characters known as Hobblers.

The project cost £2.8m.

"The site was in need of some love and attention so we decided to create a story about the Hobblers," said the client Nick de Candole. "We appointed Davies White to create what we think will be a unique farm park adventure." 

Up went play structures including a fantasy castle with wooden walkways and rope bridges. Children check out animals including donkeys, meerkats and reindeer, otters, porcupines and wallabies. There is a kitchen garden, willow maze and woodland walk.

Author Angela Kecojevic gave Davies White the original draft of the story to help inspire the design team, which worked with artist Lyn Stone.

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