Reckless Orchard

Competition at Westonbirt Arboretum by Reckless Orchard in 2003 SB walled garden & apple store with Amazon Nails
Allan Sutherland
Written by Allan Sutherland

Competition at Westonbirt Arboretum by Reckless Orchard in 2003 SB walled garden & apple store with Amazon Nails

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Province:GloucestershireCity:TetburyCompletion:2003Type of Construction:LoadbearingDesign/ArchitectureReckless Orchard Landscape Architects with specialist consultant Barbara JonesPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Residential acreage:32m2U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Straw Bale Houses in UK,

Award winning landscape designers Reckless Orchard won a competition to build their design idea at Westonbirt Arboretum in 2003 and worked with Barbara Jones and courses through Amazon Nails to achieve it. A bold design, it was a lime rendered strawbale walled garden called Homage, enclosing rare varieties of apple trees, and commemorating varieties that have become extinct. Entrance to the garden was through a loadbearing straw apple store, and the encircling wall held a water feature. Competition entries could only remain for one season, but it was an outstanding exhibit and received many visitors. https://www.recklessorchard.com/homage-westonbirt

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Allan Sutherland

Allan Sutherland