John Richards Landscape Architects  
  Kinleith Mill  Edinburgh


John Richards Landscape Architects have been commissioned
by Treetops Development Company to prepare landscape
Proposals for their Kinleith Mill development which has been
masterplanned by
Hackland and Dore Architects.


The site is particularly striking. The housing will be situated on
a flat plain within the wooded valley of the Water of Leith. This
setting has had a strong
influence on the development of our
proposals. Our aim is to reinforce the site's natural character
by using only indigenous planting. Gean trees form the main
avenues and as a backdrop, sparse groves of silver birch unify
the back garden areas. Oak and willow are used as specimen
trees in key locations and avenues of rowan are planted
throughout the front garden areas. Thorn and privet hedges,
rather than walls are also used to divide gardens further
emphasising the natural character of the site.


The images to the right outline the character of the planting which
is being used.



John Richards Landscape Architects     215 Balgreen Road  Edinburgh  EH11 2RZ     Tel  0131 337 3336     Email

John Richards Landscape Architects, 2009