A visit to Landscape 2015 by Garden Designer Olivia Kirk was the start of a fruitful relationship between the designer and Johnsons Wellfield. Olivia instantly fell in love with Crosland Hill Yorkstone and knew that the stone would be perfect for the redevelopment of the Court Yard at the Royal Porcelain Works in Worcester, a project that was in the early planning stages.
Three years on from that chance meeting a stunning space has emerged. The Royal Porcelain Works is a vibrant new centre for the performing arts and modern craftsmanship. The central Court Yard adorned with Crosland Hill Yorkstone, links a new artisan café/deli with the existing Museum of Royal Worcester and the adjacent Royal Porcelain Works, with the beautifully renovated Henry Sandon Hall.
The raised planters were comfortably designed at sitting height so that they can double up as additional seating to the outdoor tables and chairs which spill out into the Court Yard, providing a relaxed, holiday atmosphere to the space.
Crosland Hill Natural Hard Yorkstone has been utilised for the paving in a combination of Natural Buff paving and setts with a diamond sawn finish. The raised planters/seating, copings, treads and risers use Classic Buff with a fine rubbed finish. The highly durable, aesthetic and incredibly versatile material provides the perfect execution for the extensive paved areas, planters/seating and steps together with an abundance of planting creating a truly special space for relaxation.
Stone Supply: Johnsons Wellfield
Stone Types: Crosland Hill Natural Buff & Crosland Hill Classic Buff
Garden Design: Olivia Kirk
Photography: John Campbell – Room of Light