functionality with visual appeal
The landscaping of a
commercial property has to bear in mind more than just the visual appeal of a
large private garden.
The first priority of the
public areas is that they must be functional. However, the landscaping and use
of plants should provide a means of blending parking areas with surrounding
green spaces, thus reducing the contrast.
The use of low
maintenance ground-cover plants is sufficient to screen the grey of the
driveway from the viewpoint of the car park.
The refurbished walls of
the leat have been masked through the use of Lonicera Nitida, which
provides a visual buffer between the driveway and the leat - increasing the
rural nature of the site.