24 Jun 2019
We are proud to be working on several interrelated projects on the South Ormsby Estate in the Lincolnshire Wolds including the restoration of the registered parkland and the Hall gardens as well as the creation of a new heritage centre.
The Massingberd family owned the estate from 1638 and over the centuries sought advice from many inspirational designers including William Kent, James Paine and Joseph Spence. The new owner now has ambitious plans. ‘South Ormsby Estate aims to be the best farming estate in the world, creating a strong and vibrant rural economy while enhancing the natural beauty and character of the area’.
To read more about the estates exciting vision click here https://www.southormsbyestate.co.uk/
Over the last few months Southern Green has worked alongside Frosts Landscape Construction to implement the first phase of restoration works within the parkland. Works included the replanting of a lime avenue, the planting of shelter belts, specimen trees and clumps in the parkland as well as traditional hedge laying and restoration of hedge planting. The objective is to restore 18th century parkland layout and character, informed by research and old maps. Planting proposals have been enhanced through working alongside an ecologists to provide a patchwork of habitat and areas of refuge across the park intended to support nesting birds and roosting bats.
Future phasing of restoration works are planned following further research, tree management works as well further archaeological and ecological investigation.