BALI 2016 Principle Award Winner


Grounds Maintenance | Private | Value Under £50K

Portman Square

‘Portman Square is a private garden square of approximately 1 hectare (2.47 acres) which was originally laid out in c1780 and was completely re-landscaped in the early 1900’s, which resulted in the form we see today with informal winding paths between the entrance gates and across the central lawn. There are many notable mature London Planes grown over varied trees and shrubs. Many of the plane trees appear to date from 1780.

 A major rejuvenation of the Garden took place in 2005 & 2014 which has dramatically improved the beauty of the Garden even further including vastly improved plantings and lawn areas, upgraded hard surface paths, upgraded irrigation system, play area, tree works, lighting and enhancement planting. The Garden provides an exclusive and tranquil environment nestled among trees, sculpted garden island beds and green lawn. It is ideally suited for the hosting of outdoor private garden events with very good transport links, whilst also providing rare exclusiveness and privacy only minutes away from the hustle of busy Oxford Street within the heart of Central London’s busy West End.

The Portman Square Gardens site consists of fine turf amenity lawns, spring bulb meadows, mature specimen trees, garden beds, hedges, playground area, tennis court and event area for private use.’

Client: The Portman Estate

Architect: Collington Winter

Suppliers: AHS, Gee Tee Bulb Company, Lindum Turf, Plants Limited, TCR Irrigation

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