Dixon Landscapes completes JC Gibbons-designed Bushey cemetery project

A £9 million landscape project has been completed in Hertfordshire using Green-tech supplies.

The completed enlargement showing some of the Green-tech trees. Image: Green-tech
The completed enlargement showing some of the Green-tech trees. Image: Green-tech

The enlargement of the UK’s most significant Jewish Cemetery, the Bushey Jewish Cemetery for client The United Synagogue has been completed by Northumberland-based landscape firm Dixon Landscapes.

The synagogue commissioned architects Waugh Thistleton, landscape architects JC Gibbons and civil and structural engineers, Elliott Wood to enlarge the 6.5-hectare site and create two new prayer halls.

The project has been delivered in two phases. The initial phase involved the installation of the major civil engineering and landscaping works, involving a series of swales, weirs and ponds to help maintain natural drainage on the site and provide new habitats for wildlife. The second phase was the construction of the prayer halls and associated buildings, which is still ongoing. The project received planning approval from Hertsmere Borough Council in 2013.

Dixon Landscapes chose Green-tech as supplier, which delivered 8,000 standard Tubex tree shelters, 8,000 mulch mats and pegs, 200kg grass seed, 175kg wildflower seed and 60 tree anchors.  

The landscape around the building has been sympathetically designed in keeping with the cemetery’s green belt location, to be aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly and to incorporate the sites existing established trees.

Darren Johnstone from Dixon Landscapes said: "This project was a huge undertaking for the company and if we were to succeed the right supply chain needed to be appointed. From the very beginning Green-tech took a very practical and patient approach, they always seemed willing to go the extra mile and never failed to deliver."

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