Walled Garden Fruit Cages
The site in question was an old kitchen garden that our client was bringing back into productive use. New features including a wall fixed fruit cage, estate fencing, raised beds, a wall mounted growing support wire system, various growing frames and low crop protection cages were all required to be made especially for the project.
The first element required was the fitment of the fruit cage to the existing kitchen garden wall which formed the boundary of the site on three sides. This was one of the biggest challenges of the project. The installation of course had to be sympathetic to the aesthetics of the garden and great care was taken with the design and fit of the fruit cage structure to ensure the structure secured harmoniously to the historic irregular existing wall.
The wall was of cob construction (essentially compacted chalk) and undulated in height and width. Working with the client's architect we arrived at a solution that allowed the fruit cage to neatly mount to the wall via a timber batten secured to the underside of existing timber joists which supported the walls tiled capping. This coupled with custom made brackets and stainless steel hooks secured the cage structure and netting
The brief was fairly open but there was a wish for a central pavilion structure (which will eventually house seating) as well as arched sections where doors would be positioned at various positions around the cage.
After several concepts were presented, it was agreed that an arched pavilion with front balustrade would be positioned centrally with two arched framed entrances located centrally on each perpendicular wall.
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