Addagrip Terraco are delighted to see our BBA accredited Terrabound Resin Bound porous surfacing installed on the pathways at The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.
Designed by award-winning landscape architect Robert Myers Associates to encourage discovery and exploration of the palace’s rich history, the play garden is a delight for families with its dragon, battlements, towers and a secret grotto. Set within King Henry VIII’s former Tiltyard where Tudor tournaments were once played out, the Magic Garden is inspired by the fairy tale qualities of the Tudor palace adorned with heraldry and mythical beasts and reflects King Henry’s love of hunting. The garden has been designed to create a journey through different levels with its slopes and undulating pathways to give an element of discovery and surprise, providing opportunities for play that will engage and excite both children and adults.
Addagrip approved contractor, Total Protection (GB) Ltd was honoured to be appointed by Frosts Landscape Construction Ltd to install a total of 850m2 of Resin Bound pathways to areas of the garden which are rich in character. The design called for a smooth, seamless surface that would be porous and low maintenance whilst providing a bright, aesthetically pleasing paving. Resin Bound Terrabound was selected in a 3mm natural aggregate Autumn Toffee blend to provide walkways comfortable underfoot and suitable for wheelchair access.
The surfacing was undertaken over 3 separate visits and included preparation of the concrete substrate by grinding and pressure washing clear all contaminants and creating the required 12mm depth ready for the Resin Bound Terrabound to be applied. The installation of movement joint edge detail with matching coloured inserts was also installed to correspond with the concrete joints beneath and provide a seamless looking finish to the walkways.
Total Protection also undertook the painting for the fiery red ‘Dragons Head’ which provides a spectacular central feature to the new garden.
The inspirational Magic Garden, which was 6 years in the making, is now open to the public and marks an exciting new chapter in the palace’s 500 year history and Addagrip Terraco are proud to have been a part of this new phase.
The palace’s imaginative new play garden was officially opened by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge on Wednesday 4th May, 2016.
Images courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces
Historic Royal Palaces
Robert Myers Associates