Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer reveal Blind Veterans UK new woodland garden design

Date
20 November 2013 13:00

UK garden designers Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer have released details of the new woodland garden that will be built at Blind Veterans UK Llandudno Centre.

UK garden designers Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer have released details of the new woodland garden that will be built at Blind Veterans UK new Llandudno Centre. And work is already underway to transform 4 acres of woodland into a useful resource for those using the centre and local residents.

Founding Director Andrew Fisher Tomlin said "It was a great honor to provide master planning and creative designs to transform what was an unused but very valuable resource. The new woodland will include a series of experiences linked by a matrix of paths where vision impaired ex-servicemen and women can enjoy the woodland in groups as well as on their own. " Amongst other features the new woodland includes a meeting space formed from a glade with a central outdoor fireplace to make it an all year round destination. Other features include a special wildlife and bird watching walk as well as shelters, hides and a raised walkway through a densely planted tree planting.

Fisher Tomlin added "This isn't just for members of Blind Veterans UK who are visiting the centre but also a great resource for the whole community for example local school children will be able to experience the woodland wildlife. We're especially keen to get nurseries involved in the supply of new plant material and attract companies such as tree surgeons to provide long term support to the new woodland garden's maintenance."

In addition to the woodland Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer are designing a separate kitchen garden that will include some more unusual edible plants inspired by the work of James Wong and Mark Diacono and chosen for their ability to provide year round interest.

Paul Wynne-Williams who is leading the project said "Blind Veterans UK has been providing services to veterans since 1915 and as we approach our 100th year this is a great way to celebrate the work that we do by providing a resource that not just our members but the whole community can use."