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Livingreen Design at Scothort 2015

Comments (0)Published by Louise Scott on September 16 2015 05:01 in Exterior Landscaping | Floristry | General | GRP Planters | Interior Design | Interior Landscaping | Landscape Architecture
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Why not come down to the Royal Highland Centre Ingliston, Edinburgh where Scothort 2015 is being held. Livingreen Design are at stand 37 and we are showcasing our amazing products, including our feature wall system and artificial plants. Don't be shy! Come on down for a look around and ask our highly experienced staff about our products and if you have any bespoke project ideas then we'll happily discuss what we can do for you.


Livingreen Design at Coblands Nurseries Trade Open Days

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We are delighted to have been invited to show our fantastic ranges at the Coblands Nurseries Trade Open Days. Put these dates in your diaries now and come and see us from Tuesday the 10th until Thursday the 12th of June inclusive; the opening hours are 8am until 5pm. We will be showing our new planter ranges, including the incredible new planter wall, furniture, and our new range of replica plants. You will be able to discuss any bespoke projects with us and find out more about what we can do for you. Our planters are ideal for use in all exterior projects; from terraces to roof gardens to town centres. You can enjoy your lunch here at Coblands and why not make use of the free shuttle service departing from the Tonbridge MLS; it’ll bring you direct to Coblands so there’s no excuses to get lost on the way. We look forward to meeting new potential customers and or any of our current customers who want a little refresher about why Livingreen Design are the perfect choice for your planter needs.

Bespoke Planting Beds Created For The Hertfordshire Garden - The SGD Grand Award Winner 2014

Comments (0)Published by Louise Scott on January 31 2014 09:14 in Floristry | General | GRP Planters | Interior Design | Interior Landscaping | Landscape Architecture
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Everyone at Livingreen Design are ecstatic that our customers are once again winners of a prestigious award, with a scheme that incorporates bespoke advanced composite planters in our incredible Corten Steel (rust) finish.


Designers the Wilson McWilliam Studio were Awarded Large Residential Garden, People’s Choice (Homes & Gardens magazine) and the Grand Award for their Hertfordshire Garden at the Society of Garden Designers Awards on January 24th. It’s a brilliant result for a truly fantastic design; one superbly executed by Landscape contractors, Kings Landscapes.


Livingreen’s involvement started back in April 2011 when we were asked by Kings to look at some designs for innovative large planting beds 5.5m long x 2m wide combining areas for growing vegetables with large tree pits. Originally specified in actual Corten steel, it had been realised that our composite Rust or Corten Steel finish was indistinguishable from the real thing but offered huge advantages in weight saving and, not least, price.


Taking the designers concept, we produced full construction drawings using CAD and manufactured bespoke units that although made in one piece actually contained 3 separate planting chambers, two with low floors for the vegetable growing areas and a central one with no floor for the large specimen trees which could then root down directly into the soil below.


Production and delivery were all achieved within the timescale and budget and the end result, exactly what the designers had envisaged but at a significant saving to the client and with absolutely no compromise on appearance.


Here’s what the judges said:

 "A contemporary design has been layered with the historic landscape to create an exciting and serene composition. The whole garden is beautifully done and gives a feeling of space and cohesion. Introduced, native and naturalised species have been combined to develop exciting and challenging planting combinations which are displayed in a wide variety of contexts from fantastic borders to ecologically-driven wetlands. Architectural elements such as screens, hard landscape terraces and the entrance driveway have been designed with great skill and to be in scale with the house and surrounding landscape.  It is a garden full of surprises."


Once again, we would offer our own congratulations to all involved.


If you have need for bespoke planters of any size or description then please contact Livingreen Design on 0131 440 9804 or email We are experts at taking design concepts through to manufactured products and have over 25 years experience of working with landscape architects and garden designers. Our planters are used widely throughout the UK and Europe and are specified by many of the world’s largest corporations.



Above: Our Rust Finished Bespoke Planting Beds

Above: The Hertfordshire Garden 




Above: Bespoke planting beds within the Hertfordshire Garden (© Jane Duncan Architects)




Above: Technical drawing of bespoke planting beds (left) and The Hertfordshire Garden



Above: The Hertfordshire Garden

Contact details below for all involved in this project


Wilson McWilliam Studio

tel: +44 (0)20 3002 6601


Kings Landscapes

tel: +44 (0)1908 585220