Italian Orchard Gardens Conference and Wedding Venue
Part of a large scale redevelopment including a holiday village, conference and wedding venue, the Italian Orchard gardens serve as extensive grounds for the development and act as an attraction in their own right.
A formal axis with cypress trees links two car parks and connects the spaces. The overspill car park was designed by ND to key into the design language, allow for coach drop off for guests at the main entrance and for VIP drop at the shared space to the south of the building. The shared space also allows outdoor seating and garden area dining on the south side of the development. A formal event lawn and rotunda on the axis provides the perfect stetting for outdoor wedding ceremonies and other events. The existing orchard is supplemented with new tree planting to strengthen the grid layout. Formal gardens around the wedding suite also allows guests to wander and sample the delights of Italian formal gardens. Vistas are captured by pleached tree avenues and extensive formal hedge planting. There also three large bespoke designed water elements around the gardens at arrival points and within the formal garden adding to the delight of the Italian styled landscape. Extensive woodland planting is also proposed around the periphery of the site.