Johnsons and Willow Heart Garden Design team up to beautify the grounds of a new luxury development by Citadel Homes

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries, Johnsons of Whixley Ltd has teamed up with Willow Heart Garden Design to beautify the grounds of a new luxury development by Citadel Homes Ltd in the rural village of Talkin, Brampton, Cumbria.

The new development by Citadel Homes Ltd comprises of 6 traditionally styled luxury detached houses and bungalows that are located between the Talkin village and the picturesque 165-acre Talkin Tarn Country Park.

The park boasts mature woodland, meadows and an 18,000-year-old glacial lake which has been used for water sports for 100’s of years.

Citadel Homes Ltd enlisted Philippa Baldwin, owner of Willow Heart Garden Design to provide the design and soft landscaping to help beautify the grounds of the new development.

The rural location and woodland surroundings were taken into consideration when designing along with the buff stone and cream rendered walls which were complemented by the planting.

Johnsons supplied a large number of Shrubs, Trees, Herbaceous and Evergreen hedging including Buxus sempervirens which were used to give a distinct formal appearance outside the homes.

Other evergreen varieties were used to create privacy and boundaries between each property.

Tree varieties included Acer ‘Emerald Queen’, Betula jacquemontii and Carpinus betulus ‘Pyramidalis that were planted to add height and maturity to the landscaping.

Shrubs were carefully selected for specific locations and included several different varieties such as Viburnum tinus, Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’, Photinia fraseri ‘Red Robin’, Hebe ping. ‘Pagei’, Cotoneaster ‘Coral Beauty’, Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald n Gold’ and Sarcocca confusa, known for its delightful winter scent that will be enjoyed when entering or leaving the new properties.

Garden Designer, Philippa Baldwin said: “It’s been wonderful to work with Johnsons who offer such a personal service to every part of the process from beginning to end, nothing is a problem,

and I look forward to working with them again in the future.   It has also been a pleasure to work with Citadel Homes who have considered their environment when landscaping and offer their future homeowners a fabulous start to their gardens”.

Johnsons of Whixley’s Marketing Manager, Eleanor Richardson said: “It was great to team up with Willow Heart Garden Design to add the finishing touches to this new development by Citadel Homes Ltd. We hope our plants are enjoyed by the new homeowners for many years to come.”

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