Rainham Hall Gardens

Client: 
The National Trust and The London Borough of Havering
Date: 
2010
Project Stage: 
complete

The project involved the refurbishment of the walled gardens of Rainham Hall, an 18th century Grade 2* National Trust property.
The structure of the 18th century garden was restored, and overlaid with new paths and landscaping including an art project in collaboration with a local school. Views were opened up over the garden walls and across Rainham Marshes, towards the Thames. The new garden includes a reconstructed orchard and kitchen garden. A romantic wooded dell planted with bluebells will annually reveal the footprint of the medieval fishpond, which in the 18th century became an ornamental feature in the garden.
This project has been designed, project managed and constructed by Butler Hegarty Architects, in collaboration with Theories Landscaping, Peter Loe Restorations, and The National Trust working with its team of local volunteers.
See also Education Exhibitions Publications/Ceramics for Rainham Hall Gardens