St Johns Gardens, The Rock, Bury
working for BDP
St Johns Gardens was developed to provide The Rock retail development with its own public realm identity, and make visual connections to local landmarks. It provides residents, employees and shoppers with a space to sit, stroll and meet with friends. A key feature of the design brief was the ability to integrate Bury in Bloom seasonal planting during the warmer months of the year. The solution was to build strong lines of ornamental grasses which provide a fluid, dynamic and contemporary solution to low structural planting. They are also shallow rooting which was an important consideration in planting over the top of existing graves on what is a former graveyard.