04 Jul Waterfall Park – a natural treasure!
Located at the base of a picturesque waterfall and surrounding the beautiful Mill Creek, the proposed Waterfall Park hotel project will involve extensive landscaping and riparian enhancement for the buildings, which include accommodation blocks, restaurants, chapel and a wellness retreat, to sit nestled within. The concept landscape design has been prepared by Rough and Milne Landscape Architects.
Natural Habitats has just completed stage one of the planting which involved the identification of early planting areas that could be advanced ahead of the proposed development. This included the planting of 3,200 trees made up of a mix of Italian Alder, Himalayan Birch and New Zealand Mountain Beech. These were planted on the valley walls which Kim Johnstone, our business development manager for the South Island, noted presented a challenge at times for the Natural Habitats team.
“The hillsides are so steep in parts, that our team were literally crawling on their hands and knees up the hill sides to plant the trees,” says Kim.
“This is a significant project for the area and it’s fantastic to see such attention to landscaping for what will be a legacy project for Winton Partners.”
As the project continues, Natural Habitats’ team are lending their expertise to assist with pricing and implementation analysis for the Master Plan of the landscaping.