Archway Green Greenlands, Chertsey 

Greenwood Plants brightens up new build development for key workers in Chertsey 



We were thrilled to supply the plants for the soft landscaping of Greenlands, a new 147 home development by United Living, built for the NHS workers of St Peter’s Hospital, in the historic market town of Chertsey. 

Greenlands’ high quality, modern apartments are based near Chertsey town centre, with access to plenty of local amenities and excellent transport links.  

New Field Millstone Landscape

Client: Archway Green 

Project: Greenlands 

Location: Chertsey, Surrey 

The Brief

A priority for the soft landscaping was to provide a place of peace and relaxation for the NHS workers and their families, as well as a sense of community outside of work. This incorporated a large communal green space in the centre of the development with flower beds and trees, and additional flower beds surrounding the residents’ homes. 

We supplied a variety of high quality plants to compliment the development and provide a vibrant, colourful and textural landscape for the residents to enjoy all year round. 

Our Approach

Being experts in growing plants for commercial landscapers, we worked with Archway Green from start to finish, to ensure the brief was fulfilled. We supplied over 11,000 plants for the project, made up of a range of perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees. 

Amongst the flower beds we supplied stunning perennials, including Geranium ‘Rozanne’, Geranium ‘Terre Franche’ and Allium sphaerocephalon, to provide a pop of violet to the development in the summer months. Tulip ‘Negrita’ was also planted amongst the perennials to offer early spring blooms. Allium sphaerocephalon in particular is a lovely addition to the flower beds as it blooms slightly later in summer and adds height with its tall, slender stems. In addition, Bergenia cordifolia was also supplied for the project. This evergreen perennial provides good ground cover with its wavy foliage, which can have a purple tinge during the winter months. In early spring, Bergenia cordifolia blooms lovely, deep pink flowers on thick, red stems. 

A range of shrubs were also planted within the flower beds to provide year-round interest throughout Greenlands. Pittosporum tobira ‘Nanum’ is a compact, rounded shrub with glossy, deep-green foliage. In late spring or early summer sweet scented white flowers bloom, which later change to pale yellow. Hebe ‘Red Edge’ was also included within the plan to add structure. An evergreen shrub with blue-grey foliage with red margins, Hebe ‘Red Edge’ has pale mauve flowers which fade to white and fit harmoniously with the violet blooms of the perennials.  

Ornamental grasses, such as Seslaria autumnalis and Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’, were used within the planting plan to add texture and movement to the development. Seslaria autumnalis is an evergreen, cool-season grass that forms a neat clump of grey-green foliage, with silvery-white panicles in late summer. Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ is tall and graceful, deciduous grass with narrow, green and cream foliage and pink flowers in late summer, which transform to silvery-white over time. 

Trees were included within the planting plan to add structure to the development, such as Sorbus aria ‘Magnifica’ and Amelanchier arborea ‘Robin Hill’. Sorbus aria ‘Magnifica’ is a striking, deciduous tree, with large, unique foliage that is dark green on top with a white, felt texture on the underside.  Sorbus aria ‘Magnifica’ blooms clusters of small, white flowers in spring, followed by brown-red berries in autumn. Amelanchier arborea ‘Robin Hill’ boasts stunning spring blooms and vibrant, autumn colour. Its striking, finely branched architecture also provides interest during winter.  

The Result

We were delighted to work on this new build development project with soft landscaping experts, Archway Green. Our excellent client service and expertise, combined with our high quality plants, ensured we met their brief and they were thrilled with the results of the project. 

As the plants establish they will thrive and mature, providing a colourful garden for the residents of Greenlands to appreciate. We hope the residents enjoy their communal area for years to come.