Contemporary Fruit Tree Cover & Frame
Our Norfolk based client for this project was embarking on a large house extension, contemporary and elegant in style, but of course in harmony with the architectural language of the area. The garden design and required structures also needed to be in tune with this brief, intentionally clean and forward looking without jarring with the original house.
The garden in this instance was designed by the highly talented Chelsea Gold Award winning, Thomas Hoblyn. The Harrod design team worked closely with Tom, his team and the client through several iterations until the design was approved.
The garden structures were quite tightly specified, they consisted of a statement pergola, a gateway and companion fence and a peach, nectarine and plum tree fruit growing frame with protective covers!!
This request although unusual, reflects the ‘usual’ for Harrod’s bespoke service, it’s what we are about and really enjoy! With a little close support from our friends at the RHS a deep understanding was gained as to the specifics for ‘anti-leaf curl protection’. A design was conceived for the removable covers and support structures. The covers prevent rain ‘splash back’ in the winter months which spreads the fungal spores that result in leaf curl, they also provide a gentle microclimate early in the season which give the fruit a head start.
With a design language approved for all of the structures and echoes of the new building’s architecture incorporated via stainless details, the designs were presented using 3D CAD visuals. Once signed off, the structures were manufactured from extruded aluminium sections and expertly crafted and powdercoated in-house to a specific RAL colour.
In this instance our experienced installation team erected and commissioned the structures, ensuring 100% satisfaction from our discerning client. Our client is delighted with the finished results and has reported back that she is now enjoying extremely tasty nectarines, peaches and plums and no leaf curl in sight.