Client: Reed Hilderbrand
Built at the turn of the century from local hard chalk (or ‘clunch’), Marsh Court in Stockbridge is considered one of architect Edwin Lutyens’s most notable English country houses, and we can testify to its beauty!
In 2011, Tree Parts was commissioned by the Boston, USA based Landscape Architects Reed Hilderbrand to compose and initiate a holistic Conservation Management Plan for Marsh Court’s 47 acre garden, originally landscaped by Lutyens’s partner Gertrude Jekyll.
The brief was wide ranging, but here are some of the key aspects we covered:
- Veteran tree management, Phase 1
- Extended Phase 1 habitat survey
- Bat surveys as licenced bat workers
- Wild flower meadow management
- Hazel coppice rotation
- Continuous Cover Forestry
- Badger surveys
- Biological Records searches with Hampshire Council
- CAD mapping of the SSSI