Southern Green was invited by English Heritage to provide landscape design consultancy services as part of an exciting project to revitalise this Grade I Registered Park and Garden in Northumberland. Although this is one of the finest properties in the English Heritage portfolio, and located close to the Tyne & Wear conurbation, it receives few visitors and does not get the recognition it deserves as a unique and spectacular Listed landscape.
As part of the Belsay Awakes project, Southern Green are developing proposals for an adventurous play area near the Grade I Listed Castle complex. The proposed new play area will be located in woodland to the rear of a former stable block, utilising an area that is visually unobtrusive. The play area design is inspired by the history of the Middleton family and the ‘Wild Man’, a character who is part of the folklore connected with the family and the Belsay Estate.