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The Landhouse concept was designed to develop a housing scheme in a rural area that blends into the landscape. The building fits into the surrounding countryside and provides an alternative to standard housing estate finishes, making the Landhouse part of the landscape, not stand out from it
Mark Merer, of the Landhouse Project, said, “We have been very pleased with the result from Lindum’s Wildflower Meadow Mat, particularly in the way it is has developed. We have had a lot of interest in the roof. The north side of the roof has developed differently to the south giving more visual interest. The Landhouse is really blending into the landscape now.”
Young Designer of the Year uses Lindum Wildflower Turf
Lindum Wildflower Turf was used as part of a garden designed by Daniela Coray, RHS National Young Designer of the Year 2011, at RHS Tatton Flower Show 2011.
The inspiration behind the design and concept looked into alleviating environmental concerns in urban areas. The garden aimed to explore the idea of creating a green sanctuary in an urban space, producing a more productive environment for people and wildlife.
The final garden, laid out on a grid, incorporated 12 orchard trees each with its own planted wildflower area beneath it.
‘‘The way the wildflowers nestle around the trees is exactly the image I was trying to create. It transforms the garden into a very inviting and enticing space, and once the benches are brought in amongst the turf, the garden is transformed into a space to spend time in, not just a space to view. I couldn’t have been happier with how the Lindum Wildflower Turf looked. For a truly instant garden, I’d say this is the way to go. ’’
The garden now has a permanent home in Manchester city centre, which has its first orchard in a couple of hundred years thanks to a new Manchester Garden City scheme aimed at making the city greener.