Artistic and commemorative woodlandsAndrew Staib2020-10-07T08:49:29+01:00
Artistic and commemorative woodlands
Hannah Peschar Sculpture Gardens:
These gardens, set in the Surrey Hills, feature beautiful sculptures of all different sizes, shapes and styles. Anthony Paul has re-designed the gardens to incorporate three ponds and a range of trees and tall grasses. The variety of styles within these gardens shows off a magnificent design. Sculpture in a forest has to be chosen very carefully. It needs to be a subtle focal point to enhance your visual experience of the forest and make you aware of the forest’s beauty not just the cleverness of the sculpture.
For a lost loved one, you can choose a sculpture, a bench or a tree to commemorate them. Glorious Woodlands can help you choose what would be most appropriate.
Glorious Woodlands is passionate about incorporating the variety of styles and elements you wish to have in your woodland. Having a special woodland with various styles such as wildflower meadows, special trees that you love and elements such as ponds is a delightful addition to your property which you can enjoy all year with the change of seasons.
Here are some examples of how having a forest can bring people together or commemorate lost loved ones. We’ve chosen these examples from the Forestry Commission.
Helen owns Howard’s wood in Dorset, her later father-in-law had a vision to create a woodland on what was maize fields. He wanted to create a woodland for future generations and for the local village to enjoy. He realised the benefits of the woodland were greater than the income from the maize. So in 2002, the 13 hectare area was developed into a woodland. It has a variety of species which all contribute to a healthy woodland ecosystem. The woodland also incorporates a lake for an even richer variety of wildlife. For Helen, the 28 days a year where she can use the land for non-forestry purposes generates an income. The woodland is an educational place for the local village school and the agricultural college help to maintain the woodland as part of their training, which has huge benefits for Helen and her family.
Avon Wood, Warwickshire is owned by David. For David, his son explaining the need for more trees is what sparked the idea to create a woodland. This is now something that David and his son can work together on while making a positive impact on the environment. Combining local native trees with major species such as beech, lime and holly. As the area is close to a river, willow trees grow fantastically well and aid sustainability. Also, the bottom hectare is close to a site of archaeological interest so David planted wildflowers to help pollinators such as bees without it becoming a barrier to his woodland design.
Mr Howe of Cherryrock Farm, Bristol first planted an oak woodland on part of his farm in memory of his wife. He says, “not only are the trees a tribute to Janet, but all woodlands benefit the environment aesthetically and practically, and form one of the best, lasting legacies for the generations that succeed us”. He has since planted woodland on 18.54 hectares of his farm.