Conservation work progresses at Abbey Wood

Major renovation works being carried out by Blakedown Landscapes Operations at Lesnes Abbey Wood continue to progress with the Monks' Garden nearing completion.

Monks Garden at Lesnes Abbey Wood. Image: Blakedown
Monks Garden at Lesnes Abbey Wood. Image: Blakedown

Since December 2015, Blakedown has been on site enhancing facilities and conserving historic features at the southeast London park.

Resin-bound surfacing has been laid to create paths within the Monks' Garden. Decorative stone benches have been installed, with final planting and painting work to conclude this month.

Further surfacing works have been carried out at the skyline viewing point, in the recreation ground and to the way-finding circle, which has been completed with decorative steel leaf inlays.

Construction works at the dipping pond continue with the addition of the supporting steel framework, timber decking and the creation of access paths.

Many of the site entrances have been completed with decorative steel archways, signage, fencing and surfacing.

Creation of the skyline viewing point will take shape this month, and once finished, will depict the Abbey windows and frame the London skyline. The team will fit copings to the walls and begin the construction of the steel arch feature windows.

The recreation ground will receive a final a decorative flourish with the laying of 1600 m sq of specially grown wildflower turf.

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