Olivia Kirk Gardens, St Richard's Hospice, A Rain Garden, Garden Design
Olivia Kirk Gardens, St Richard's Hospice, A Rain Garden, Garden Design
Olivia Kirk Gardens, St Richard's Hospice, A Rain Garden, Garden Design
St Richard’s Hospice - A Rain Garden

The dry river bed garden was designed to enhance the gardens outside the new extension to the In-patients unit in St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester. The extra roof area added a quarter again to the overall roof-scape which should traditionally have involved costly additions to the underground drainage system. The solution was a dry river garden, visually linking with the existing lake as well as dealing with the extra volume of rainfall and storm-water run-off in its design and plant selection. Rocks, cobbles and pebbles cut a swathe through the grass linking the bedroom terraces with the lake, flanked with a deep margin of carefully selected grasses, ferns and herbaceous planting which give movement and colour through the year. 2 groups of 3 ornamental birches and winter flowering cherry add height and colour, linking the new garden with the established borders beyond.
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Olivia’s team spirit, good grace and humour make her well detailed and imaginative designs a pleasure to build.
(Brian Herbert, Outdoor Options)


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