NEW ZEALAND PLANT COLLECTION, SAVILL GARDEN
Competition 1st place
Role Landscape Design and Plant Consultant
Architect Glen Howells Architects
Client The Crown Estate, UK
NEW ZEALAND NATIVE PLANTS The proposal developed by ExA won 1st place in an international design competition for the redesign of the largest collection of New Zealand native plants outside New Zealand.
SAVILL GARDEN Savill Garden is Britain’s finest ornamental green space. The New Zealand plant collection lies adjacent to a new visitors centre designed by Glen Howells Architects.
THE DESIGN It is designed to accentuate the subtle range of colour and textures associate with New Zealand’s unique flora collection. Species are grouped to form strong blocks of floral and foliage colour and accentuated with some of the striking vertical forms found in New Zealand flora. ExA developed conceptual and detailed design proposals with the Crown Estate design team and provided the detailed planting guidance for the installation of the scheme.