The Spa @ Brackenridge

Brackenridge is a fabulous country venue for weddings, conferences etc, (or just sneaking away from the children for a weekend), on the outskirts of Martinborough. I was commissioned to help them through the resource consent stage when they were planning on creating a new spa/pool/gym facility. It is run by a wonderful lady called Cathie Morrison - check out their new website www.brackenridge.co.nz.
STAGE ONE - RESOURCE CONSENT
Produced conceptual landscape plans including mounds and screen planting, aiming to minimise the visual effect of the proposed Spa building from the road. 2007.

Part of Landscape Concept Plans for Resource Consent application













STAGE TWO - REFINING PLANS
Refined the plan for the gardens and landscaping around The Spa, once the building was nearing completion. Winter 2008.

Overall concept plan  - the plant list and quantities were taken from this rough plan


















The Entry Path on the day we finished planting
Winter 2008

The newly completed Shade Garden
at the front entry to The Spa - 2008













STAGE THREE - PLANTING AND LANDSCAPING
Mad panic to complete before the Grand Opening! Organised delivery of plants, river stones, bob-cat hire, bark - then ACTION!! Our team worked wonders in a matter of days. (We have been told more than once that we would give the same amount of men a run for their money in work ethics and efficiency.......). Completed Winter 2008.


View of The Spa @ Brackeridge from the car park, two years after completion

The trees are Magnolia grandiflora and Totara - a favourite combination for foliage contrast
Flaxes and Coprosma on the mound

Leptocarpus similis - Jointed Clubrush in the stream bed



George's stony stream bed - a great solution to tidying a winter drainage problem that is dry in summer

The path from the car park to The Spa - featuring Hebe topiara




















































New planting at the entry to the car park -2008
The same planting at the car park entry two years later - winter 2010


View of The Spa from the road. Winter 2010

Front entry to The Spa two years on - Winter 2010