Choosing large granite pieces for one of our large public roof garden spaces which is currently in construction.
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, is a large savannah grassland and acacia forest ecosystem, located in the Laikipia district in Northern Kenya. As an entity, the Conservancy works as a model and catalyst for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat. In 2013 Lewa was awarded recognition as an UNESCO Heritage Site.
This seat and wild lily garden was built as a memorial for Delia Craig. An impressive lady who lived her whole life in the Kenyan bush. She loved the Kenyan wildlife and landscape and so a simple memorial was designed and built in her honour, using materials and plants found on a site chosen by Chloe & Michael. A Dry stone wall seat nestles in amongst an existing rock kopje, and the indigenous lily Drimia Altissima is planted en-mass for a very short and seasonable display, twice a year with the on-set of the rains.
This simple courtyard at Salaam was designed within the sheltered walls of the house. Underneath the space is a large water trough and so we only have 200 mm of soil to work with. [Read more…]