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Nottingham’s ‘Forever Stars’ bereavement garden

It was a chilly but worthwhile morning helping Forever Stars launch their #ForeverInBloom Appeal.

Liz Lake Associates are delighted to be helping the charity develop and deliver their vision for this important and unique space in Highfields Park, Nottingham.

The £1m garden, which is being created at Highfields Park, aims to create a place of ‘focus, relaxation and reflection for families,’ and will include a picnic area, a nature walk and a tree of tranquility where the names the babies and children can be inscribed upon the leaves.

You can read more about the project here

Find them on twitter: @FSFundraising


The site currently looks like this:


But will be developed into this design by LLA.

We have a winner

Mat Hull has won vouchers to spend at the Botanist courtesy of gt specifier who ran a competition to win the prize in November. Thank you to Barry Browne of gt specifier for heading down to our Stansted office to give Mat his prize!


Learn more about Mat here

ARM Campus update – it’s getting there.

External works at Peterhouse Technology Park have been undertaken at a pace over the last 2 months and the site is reaching completion. Hundreds of square metres of block paving have been laid and soft landscaping is being installed, all as per Liz Lake Associates drawings.


At this time of year, planting can look lacklustre but the quality of planting stock is very good and even in the bleak winter we are having, the planting is starting to create a strong setting for the new office building. Meadow planting and lawns will be installed in Spring to give them the best chance to establish.

The rooves have a brown roof treatment and offers exceptional views across Cambridgeshire farmland.

Keep checking our website to see the finished construction!

Bridge End Garden

Bridge End Garden in Saffron Walden is a fantastic place to spend time in at any time of the year. Even in the depths of winter, the garden has structure, colour and a range of interesting sculptures and features to view.


The gardens are open to the public and although it looks as though you would need to pay an admission fee to access these Grade II* gardens, they are in fact a free to access public park. The gardens are carefully managed by a team of voluntary gardeners as well as the Council.


If you haven’t yet been, go and explore this fantastic community asset and enjoy the different character areas or rooms that make this landscape so special. For more information, visit our website to see the work Liz Lake Associates have undertaken here

Lincoln Science and Innovation…

Very recently, the Science and Innovation park in Lincoln received planning permission for phase 2, the phase is situated close to the historic centre of Lincoln City. LLA prepared the masterplan and submitted the planning application for this new phase of the exciting development.

You can read more here


Du Cane Court – Was it saved from bombing during the Blitz?

Hitler ordered Art Deco block of flats to be spared from his Blitz bombing raids on London as he wanted to use it as his UK HQ if he won WWII.

  • Du Cane Court in Balham, south London, survived the devastation of the Blitz
  • Locals claim the site was earmarked by the Nazi leader as a British HQ
Du Cane Court, in Balham, south London, survived unscathed from the Nazis’ bombing offensive against Britain in 1940 and 1941 despite surrounding buildings in the capital suffering obliteration.

Read more about the wonderful building.

Du Cane Court Landscape Masterplan