Garden Flower Trowel


Located on the site of an old dairy farm, Ridgeway’s owners had completed an extensive construction project on their stables and dwellings. The next step was to upgrade their outdoor spaces to reflect the world class caliber of their business.

Designer Robin Williams’ brief was to revamp the old vegetable garden into a high-end area for entertaining. After completing the work to an impeccable standard, Walmsley Shaw was entrusted to take on landscaping and management of the entire estate.

It was a challenge that demanded vision, expertise and careful implementation – strengths we were delighted to put into practice for such a prestigious property.

Client's View

“The proximity to the horses was vital – we wanted a place where we could show off our greatest assets in luxurious outdoor surroundings that would impress international clients and guests year-round. I was particularly set on having a water feature to add interest as well as an open-air kitchen, and making the garden a truly high-end place for entertaining.”

Architect's View

“There was a disjointedness between the gardens and house and the client was clear that she wanted them to work together. My vision was to connect the two by creating a beautiful terrace amongst stunning greenery, while bringing the horses very much into focus.

“I had complete confidence that Walmsley Shaw would manage and implement the project to the exacting standards required. It’s testament to their professionalism that the client entrusted them with reviving the rest of the grounds.”

Robin Williams,

Builder's View

“This was a large-scale project, one of our biggest at the time, and involved excavation for the deep water feature, as well as landforming and earthworks sandwiched between the stud farm and gardens of the existing property.

“The client trusted us to guide the process, and from the start we have felt valued as part of the team, responsible for building a crucial part of the business. The project is ongoing, with our crew helping to keep the gardens looking well-groomed on a weekly basis.

“We’re proud to have created gardens that reflect the five-star experience the farm provides for their clients.”