Methlan Park Landscaping


In spring 2010 CLS were commissioned to carry out landscaping services for Loretto Housing Association in connection with their new build development at Methlan Park in Dumbarton. The development provided housing for elderly people and those with special needs, including some people who had lived on the site previously in outdated accommodation. Qualified landscape staff at Community Links Scotland consulted with some of the former residents and the final layout took their opinions into account together with the Planning Department's requirement to respect the wooded setting and of the development and the formality of the nearby Victorian villa. The result was a simple, formal layout which included two intimate courtyard areas bounded by raised planters, a cherry tree lined central area and some additional big tree planting in wider the grounds. The choice of planting focussed on strong scents, colour and bold trellis planting at gable ends.

Our services included supervision of the implementation stage and despite this stage including a period of drought in April 2011, everyone was pleased with the results. Following the opening of the development, the client commented that ‘the planting looked great and really complemented the housing. Everyone commented on how lovely the landscaping was, so well done!’

CLS can provide qualified support services for a range of community landscape projects.