14 outdoor spaces transformed by Gloucestershire's leading landscapers

From the spectacular Mission Possible nēnē habitat at Slimbridge Wetland Centre to a gorgeous Gloucestershire wedding venue, SoGlos shares 14 landscaping projects brought to life by Gloucester-based Greenfields' expert team.

By Emma Luther  |  Published
From enhancing weddings to making playtime more fun for children across Gloucestershire, family firm Greenfields brings outdoor spaces to life.

Experts in landscaping, grounds maintenance, tree surgery, fencing and play areas, the talented team of gardeners and landscapers at Greenfields Garden Services has transformed hundreds of outdoor spaces across Gloucestershire.

SoGlos takes a closer look at 14 of its most recent projects that are making made a huge difference to wildlife lovers, children and businesses across the county.

Landscaping at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

The vast landscape at Slimbridge Wetland Centre is home to a world of wetland wildlife, with more than 100 acres of land to explore and plenty of animals to spot. 

Greenfields' landscaping experts played an important part in creating the Mission Possible habitat, home to Slimbridge's community of nēnēs, or Hawaiian Geese, alongside other advancements including seeding and laying down fresh turf, to give the environment a new lease of life and ensure 'twitchers' can birdwatch with ease.

Fencing at Dobbies Garden Centre

Dobbies Garden Centre in Tewkesbury needed fencing installed to reduce noise from the busy M5 motorway nearby, to allow shoppers to browse its beautiful selection of plants and homewares more peacefully.

The fencing team at Greenfields placed three metre high acoustic fencing on steel posts, as well as hit and miss fencing with matching fire exit and service gates, to create an aesthetically pleasing solution. Essential Armco barriers were also fitted to protect the site and equipment from possible impact, providing peace of mind, too. 

Landscaping at Easington Park

A wedding at Easington Park is a truly spectacular occasion, only made better with the recent renovations to its grounds.

With the creation of a 75-metre metal-edged limestone pathway, Greenfields found a functional yet attractive way for wedding guests to get from the main house to the ceremonial area, without risking getting their stiletto heels stuck in the grass! It also replaced the ceremonial area's wooden decking with slabs of elegant Indian sandstone, for a polished look. 

Bespoke fencing in Blaisdon

As well as providing an extra level of security, garden gates can improve the overall appearance of your home and even add value to your property.

On this project for a private client in the quaint village of Blaisdon in the Forest of Dean, the customer requested something special to add a sense of sophistication to their home - and the team at Greenfields delivered with these bespoke gates made of Iroko wood with galvanised and coated posts and black ironmongery.

Play equipment in Cheltenham

A great children's play area is a thing of joy, with fun, safe and easy-to-use playground equipment being an essential part of any family neighbourhood.

Prioritising safety above all else, Greenfields created this colourful playground for Cheltenham Borough Council, removing the old, dated units and installing a collection of engaging new play items, taking this play area from drab to fab!

Tree surgery at Waterwells Park and Ride

Greenfields' client, P40, requested its services at the well-used Waterwells Park and Ride in Quedgeley, where greenery and foliage had grown out of hand. 

It removed a number of specific trees and hedges to open up the fence line of the site, to assist the local authority on its mission to prevent anti-social behaviour in the area. Better still, the waste created in the process is being chipped and returned to the beds, which is great for sustainability and helps with the site's overall appearance, too.

Play equipment at Redmarley Parish Council playground

Redmarley Parish Council enlisted the expertise of the team at Greenfields to install brand-new play equipment and safety surfacing at one of its sites in the Forest of Dean. 

The attractive wooden Robinia play apparatus includes swing sets appropriate for all ages; a playhouse where little ones can let their imaginations loose; and a full adventure set complete with not one, but two slides - each accompanied by a soft surface for little ones to land on. 

Tree surgery at Spirax Sarco

When the willow trees outside engineering giant Spirax Sarco's Cheltenham office became overwhelming, the Greenfields tree surgeons swooped in. 

Cutting back the trees safely and efficiently, it used a method known as pollarding. This technique is used to prune trees and shrubs to smaller than they would naturally grow, with annual pollarding restricting the plant to a more manageable height.

Educational play equipment at Mickleton Primary School 

Games can be played anywhere, even on Tarmac, as the children at Mickleton Primary School in Chipping Campden can attest to. 

With Greenfields creating a colourful iteration of snakes and ladders as well as other creativity-sparking activities painted directly onto the surface of the playground, youngsters at the school are now fully set-up for imaginative and engaging playtimes out in the great outdoors. 

Ground maintenance at Mercure Bowden Hall Hotel

Known for its elegance and 17th century architecture, the Mercure Bowden Hall Hotel in Upton St Leonards is the epitome of class.

The stunning grounds surrounding the listed building are seasonally maintained by Greenfields, with its team responsible for mowing and strimming the lawns and borders; pruning the immaculate hedges; keeping pesky weeds at bay; as well as other general maintenance, to ensure the gardens are always in pristine condition for guests.

Outdoor fitness equipment at Littledean Primary School

There's no better place to work up a sweat than in the great outdoors - and Greenfields are helping the children of Littledean Primary School in the Forest of Dean do just that with an installation of outdoor fitness equipment in its playground. 

The team resurfaced the area and fitted apparatus that's easy to use, durable and weather resistant, allowing kids to build up their strength and get their hearts pumping, while learning how regularly working out can help them lead a healthy lifestyle. Plus, the equipment comes with a 25 year warranty.

Ground maintenance at Connexus Homes 

The maintenance team at Greenfields took on a huge job to completely clear and remove overgrown foliage and vegetation for affordable housing organisation, Connexus Homes.

Clearing the grounds and removing household waste has given the property a fresh start - and uncovered plenty of space and potential for landscaping work to improve it even further.

Educational play equipment at Leckhampton Primary School

Children at Leckhampton Primary School can test out their physical skills on the brand-new timber Clamberstack low level agility trial apparatus, installed by Greenfields - taking their playtime to the next level!

As a fully accredited educational specialist, Greenfields has been supplying and installing playground equipment for more than 20 years and has tonnes of experience in this area, with safety being paramount in its process.

Ground maintenance at Rosary Catholic Primary School

Overgrown brambles were proving to be a hazard at Rosary Catholic Primary School in Stroud - as well as not looking too pleasing to the eye.

Greenfields transformed the space by removing all the intrusive vegetation and jet washing the sensory garden, giving the children a much safer environment to play, develop and explore.

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