Case Studies


Grounds Maintenance at a New Solar Farm.

A new challenge for Haskett, undertaking the maintenance of a newly installed solar farm.

The job included spraying off the unwanted weeds in some hard to reach areas, rotavating the areas and reseeding with grass seed.

In ad...


Medium Sized Gardens for a Barn Conversion.

Our private clients had purchased a beautiful barn conversion, but were disappointed with the basic garden.

What had been planted by developers was failing as the ground had been prepared poorly and the layout did not meet thei...


An Island Garden for a Moated Property.

Our clients had embarked upon a major Grade 1 property restoration project for a moated home set in some 16 acres of countryside.

The moat had also been classified as an Ancient Monument by English Heritage and was in need of s...


A Small Town Garden.

This project perhaps shows best two things:

Just how many of a clients dreams can be fitted into a space than is only 6 metres by 3 metres That even when everything has to be barrowed or carried through the lou...


Gardens, Gates and Driveway for a Georgian Style Farmhouse.

A recently restored beautiful property, now needed attention to the garden.

Interesting challenges were presented by a badly silted and unsightly ancient moat, a collapsed terrace and a poor asymmetrical driveway, but working with clien...


A Woodland Garden.

Clients had acquired additional land at the foot of their garden which was quite heavily wooded with largely self-sown trees.

It was hard to use and enjoy and all that they could foresee was a lot of labour in clearing up leaf litter ea...


Formal Water Gardens for an Old Rectory.

This beautiful property, set in some 16 acres of Essex Countryside is owned by very keen gardeners.

Immediately behind the property an Italian style garden had fallen into serious disrepair and, having agreed a revamped design ...


Sensory Garden and Outdoor Classroom for a School.

This school had received special designation and funding and wanted to encourage a wide age range of their pupils to become more interested and involved in plants and wildlife – in fact, nature generally.

We were asked to des...


Formal Gardens for a Large Palladian Property.

The Project Managers for this newly built property invited us to tender for implementing the formal gardens designed by others.

Starting from a blank canvas, the landscape required major sculpting to meet the design requirement...


New Planting for a Listed Village Property.

All hard landscaping having been completed by others, we were invited to develop planting schemes for both the front and rear gardens for this recently restored village house.

After detailed discussions with our clients, we deve...


Gardens Surrounding a Barn Conversion.

This very attractive barn conversion had not been landscaped and was almost a blank canvas.

Change of ownership also meant changing needs from the garden, alongside the construction of a new swimming pool.

A ‘front g...


Japanese Water Feature.

An elevated gazebo, with the garden falling away naturally below, lent itself well to the construction of this water feature.

Having agreed the design with the client, the site was excavated until, after regular reviews we were ...


A Small Formal Garden for a Barn Conversion.

The design for this small garden contains many elements which include:

A terrace in Walnut Travertine, low level walling, a new lawn, planting beds, an arbour seat, hand painted trellis and lighting.

A less exciting, m...


Medium Sized Garden for a Suburban Home.

The garden presented significant level challenges in design and implementation.

To maximise the usable space, demanded retaining walls and significant changes to the old landscape.

With our usual high standards of prep...


Countryside – Trees, Coppicing and Ponds.

Restoring a natural pond that has lacked attention for many years can be quite a challenge.

As the pictures show, here we were dealing with fallen trees, others that had rooted in the floor of the pond, some that had been stret...


Countryside – Hedgelaying.

The pictures show quite well the stages in the process and the remarkable transformation.

Growth in subsequent years will now be dense, the hedge becoming a living fence and a perfect habitat for country wildlife.


Countryside – Events for local communities.

Pictures from two of our recent events for local communities:

  • A team of volunteers preparing for their community ‘In Bloom’ competition
  • A group organised by local Young Farmers

In both, yo...


Countryside – Ponds & Streams.

A rather unsightly dry drainage ditch was resdesigned as a stream.

The channel was resculpted and lined with Bentomat, dressed with rocks and pebbles.

With faster and slower moving sections, and with later planting, t...


Semi-mature tree planting in Fyfield.

Our Client had cleared the site for a new build 'eco' property.

We planted two new semi-mature trees, an Oak and a Beech. Both trees were container grown and from a trusted supplier. The trees were planted - after a considerable amount ...


Suburban Back Garden Project.

This was a project to transform a tired suburban back garden into a smart, more private entertaining area.

This was acheived by replacing and enhancing the terrace area, replacing the old lawn with new turf, installing a 'hedge in the s...


Redesign of a Pretty Courtyard Garden.

The Clients had a small courtyard garden directly off the kitchen. The brief was to create an area for entertaining which was contemporary but also functional.

We developed a design which was uncluttered but yet which still allowed for ...


A New Terrace for a Suburban Garden.

This Client was looking to upgrade her current back garden to more suit her needs.

A rather tired and time-worn concrete paved terrace and a lower lawn that constantly flooded. The client wanted to move towards lower maintenance with le...


Large Contemporary Deck Project.

This Client had inherited an old deck in their garden which had clealy had it's day! The deck had started to rot and become very unsafe with holes appearing and there was the serious possibility of somebody falling through the rotten timber.


Front and Rear Garden Makeover for a Large Urban Property.

This striking property was let down badly by poor past garden design choices and low quality finishing products.

Our client really liked the design ideas that would link the garden style to the house interior, giving a feeling of extendi...


Garden for a Modern Property in the Essex Countryside.

Work in Progress!

This lovely modern property set in the heart of the Essex countryside, has the most beautiful outlook, but the garden closest to the house was looking old and tired.

After much deliberation – and even more ...


Planting Large Trees for a Private Client in Essex.

At 50 centimetres girth, 8 metres in height and a rootball weighing in at close to 2 tonnes, a man and a barrow just wasn't quiet enough!

The client is thrilled with his trees from Barcham.


Rear Garden Landscaping Project in Essex.

The Client wanted to revamp their well established garden and to give it a new, fresh look.

The old lawn was taken up and replaced with Rolawn Medallion Turf, a product which has won may awards for it's consistent quality.

A ne...


New Laid Lawn in Essex.

‘Large new lawn nearing completion in Hutton Mount, laid on rootzone using Rolawn ‘Medallion’ Turf’


Installation of a Classic Pergola.

Classic Pergola Build and Installation

Whilst we enjoy every one of our projects, it is always nice to be invited to do something ‘special’. A pergola on stone columns by Redwood Stone, with shaped Oak frame to cap, and set on anti...


Artificial Lawn in Essex.

Our customer Louise has a Welsh Collie and a smallish garden.

This very energetic dog that loves to dig had destroyed the old lawn. Mud in the house was a real problem and the garden looked a mess.

Replacing the old lawn with ...


New Resin Bound Permeable Driveway in Great Dunmow.

This project was to transform a tired and dilapidated old tarmac drive into a fresh and modern front garden.

The old driveway was removed, grass taken up and the wall dismantled, Th...

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