This is a growing sector and we see ourselves at the forefront working alongside education and museums including Heritage Trail, featuring landscaping and an outdoor educational area. We look at the work we do as being similar to land-art taking into account the geography context and the requirements for the educational needs. Often these projects require funding from various bodies and may be community lead. The intention is that education is active fun and inclusive. There is a growing area of training with young adults and a focus on achievement and self-worth.
The Heritage Trail project features landscaping and an outdoor educational area. We have designed an exciting new Heritage Trail at Ingestre Hall in Staffordshire. Formally home to the Earl of Shrewsbury, this is a magnificent Grade II* listed building. It features part Jacobean, has Nash rear facade and grounds designed by Capability Brown. The Heritage Trail comprises fifteen points of interest. These are situated between installations – called Follies – crafted in the style of traditional English Country House landscaping. Some of the Follies were in the form of furniture and a further few were audio-visual projections situated within the Hall itself.
The intention of these sculpted Follies is to bring added activity and interest to the grounds. In turn this will encourage attention to the gardens and maintenance of the existing mounts and overall site. While the concept of sculptured Follies is historic, their appearance here is of a contemporary design with elements responding to the historical context and function.