An award-winning Cheshire-based landscape designer has been commissioned by the RSPB to create a new nature park in Somerford near Congleton.
Alexandra Froggatt, who is based at nearby Sandbach, has been given the challenge of transforming almost nine acres of former farmland into a wildlife haven and an amenity for local residents.
This site forms part of a parcel of land bequeathed to the RSPB by the late Mrs Rhead who was a resident of Somerford. After considering the best way to meet the needs of both the local community and the organisation’s obligations as a nature conservation charity, the RSPB decided to create the nature park – which will be named Rhead’s Meadow – and give it to the Parish Council following its completion.
Through her company Alexandra Froggatt Design, which she established in 2010, Alexandra has built up an impressive reputation for designing beautiful and functional residential gardens across Cheshire and beyond. She has also designed and installed five show gardens for the Royal Horticultural Society and Gardeners World Live, one of which earnt her a coveted Gold Award.
Alexandra Froggatt said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been appointed as the designer by the RSPB for this project. It’s a fantastic opportunity to transform the land into a beautiful place for both wildlife and local residents to enjoy. I previously lived very close to the site and am passionate about being involved with the community to improve the space.”
Ben Costello, Project Manager at the RSPB, said: “We are really pleased that Alexandra is joining us on this project. She has got loads of creative energy, and has already greatly impressed Somerford Parish Council with her initial ideas for the nature park. I can’t wait to see the final design.”
Rhead’s Meadow nature park is scheduled to open after Easter 2018.
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