Ionian Sea, Greece

Landscape design for a private Greek Island

To refunction a historic agricultural site for recreational use and enjoyment

What we did

We were commissioned to develop the landscape design for a proposed shooting ground as part of a wider project to redevelop the island.

The brief was to provide a ‘wow-factor’ for visitors to the ground and gardens, whist being sympathetic to the extended landscape and spectacular views.
An old olive tree is to be restored as the main focal point looking up the site, framed by a sculptural viewing platform. From the olive tree the platform captures views of the site, the sea and mountains beyond.
A large reflection pool and boulders at the entrance of the site mirror this view.
3 planting zones were developed, all to work in a Mediterranean climate:
1. Alien species – a zone of exotic plants largely from S.Africa, California and Chile – this zone was flanking the main journey therough the site
2. The melting pot – a mixed zone of both exotic and Mediterranean natives
3. Native species – a zone of South Eastern Mediterranean plant species bordering the site to provide a link to the surrounding hills.

The landscape design has been completed and handed over to the local project management team for installation.

 

Project duration: 5 months
Size of project: 4000m²

Jamie Hunt in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, UK on Houzz
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