Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Alpine Garden
We were excited to be commissioned by the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in 2019 to help re-design and create a refreshed and renewed Alpine Garden.
The project included the creation of a network of pathways and the import of several tonnes of very large limestone rocks and limestone substrates.
A series of gently graded paths divide the area into sections, each with a different theme. The central feature is a limestone outcrop planted with flora from a Turkish meadow.
The glasshouses contain more delicate species and includes new tufa cliff-landscaped house, which is planted with Alpines from across the mountains of Europe and Asia.
Around the glasshouses are planting areas created form slate tanks, sandstone and gritstone troughs, hypertufa and recycled materials including sinks!
Planting has been temporarily interrupted by the Coronavirus epidemic. The team at the gardens have been working hard to continue this work and we look forward to seeing the garden mature.