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Winner: Gavin Jones Ltd (aka The Plantation)
Project: Private Garden, Ascot
Overview:The client appointed Colson Stone Landscape Practice initially to produce a simple planting scheme to the main house and lake. But once the work started the brief was extended to the whole 30 acre site and the design team was able to incorporate the following features: Water features – Restoration to upper and lower lakes, water cascade, rill, various reflection pools and fountains.  Paving: Natural stone terraces, pathways, lake steps. Gravel and brick pathways, macadam driveways with resin bonded gravel.  Garden Features: Grotto and rockery, boathouse, timber pergolas, all weather tennis court, extensive lighting, irrigation and bases for various sculptures & art work.  Planting: Semi mature trees/specimen trees, mature maze, knot gardens, herbaceous borders woodland plantations, water edge planting, formal lawns and a wildflower meadow.Maintenance Contractor: Gavin Jones Limited
Designer/Architect: Colson Stone Practice
Suppliers: Deepdale Trees, John Woods Nurseries, Freeland Horticulture Limited, Spadeoak, BNS Natural Stone LimitedJudges comments: “This formal 37 acre garden has been beautifully restored by the contractor. The work has included the restoration of numerous water features and lakes, garden features that include a beautiful rill and grotto, rockery, boathouse and timber pergolas, and perfectly paved paths.  A parterre and maze with 2,500 2.8m high yews are other features that grace this magnificent scheme.”

Our Comment – A fantastic achievement and congratulations to Gavin Jones Ltd