COMPLETE: Hartshead Moor Front Garden

From rear garden privacy to front garden pride | The Perfect Landscape

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Hartshead Moor 1

Completed back in Summer 2016, this rear garden now has an equally stunning landscape partner for all to see – at the front of the property in Hartshead Moor.

Hartshead Moor Front Garden Paxman Landscapes 7

So impressed with their new back garden aspect, the homeowners have invited the Paxman Landscapes team back to extend the impressive garden design and construction into the front garden.

Finished in January 2018, the completed project’s construction owes its professional finish not only to the hard and soft landscaping teams at Paxman’s, but to their selection, supply and installation of the best in landscaping materials.

As a Marshall Registered Installer, the team made full use of the selection of block paving, with oak sleepers to create raised beds and stonewalling to complement.  The new steps – complete with integral lighting – welcome the owners and visiting friends to the property with an enviable first impression.

To contact the team to discuss how Paxman Landscapes could help breathe new life into your garden landscape, get in touch today.

January 2018


Interested in a career in landscaping? Ask us at Kirklees Apprenticeship Event 2018

Are you or is someone you know interested in a career in landscaping?  If you’re in the Kirklees area and are weighing up your options as you embark on your working life, you had better pop along to John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield on Wednesday 7 February 2018.  That’s where you’ll find the Paxman Landscapes team, amongst other prestigious local employers, who will be perfectly poised to answer your questions on embarking upon a career in landscaping.

A career in landscaping

What qualifications do you need? What are the benefits?  What sort of personal attributes are ideal?  Come and see Justin and Emily from Paxman Landscapes and we’ll tell it to you straight!  The event, organised by C&K Careers, will give you depth and insight and help you to:

  • Find out about current apprenticeship vacancies
  • Ask about the different types of apprenticeships – Intermediate, Advanced, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
  • Meet over 40 employers and training providers, as well as the Paxman team
  • Talk to apprentices
  • Get individual careers guidance

We’re a very friendly, honest, approachable bunch here at Paxman Landscapes so please come over and talk to us – you might be the next Big Thing in Landscaping!

Come along on Wednesday 7 February, 5.30pm to 8pm, at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Kirklees Apprenticeship Event 2018


COMPLETE: Block paving Wakefield

Pathway and Paving Perfection

Block Driveway Wakefield

Block Paving Wakefield 7A little pathway and paving finery, just in time for Christmas.  This domestic landscaping project features a front driveway in block paving and low level wall and border construction.  Neat, huh?

December 2017

CONTRACT WIN: HBV Supported Living, Barrow in Furness

HBV Supported Living, Barrow in Furness

Paxman Landscapes and Casey Group

Casey logoouterspaces logoIn the third HB Village construction project enjoying Paxman Landscapes and Casey Group involvement this year, ground preparation and planting will shortly commence at the £3 million HB Village in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.  The specialist supported living units, called Church Place, will comprise sixteen apartments and two bungalows on the former church site.

The site at Barrow follows HB Village completions in Leeds and Rochdale this year.  The landscape design and planting plan is the vision of Outer Spaces Landscape and Garden Design, Leeds.  The planting, including 12/14cm girth trees, taxus hedging, turf and ornamental shrubs will commence this November 2017.

HB Villages Barrow

Image Courtesy HB Villages

CONTRACT WIN | Yorkshire Sculpture Park Landscaping

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Landscaping

Paxman Landscapes and William Birch Construction

William Birch logoStarting this winter, the Paxman Landscapes team will be on site and adding their landscaping finess to the construction of Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s (YSP) ambitious new £3.8 million visitor centre.

The building is designed by Feilden Fowles and constructed by William Birch and is due for completion at the end of March 2018 – complete with its beautiful new landscape.  The green areas, designed by Jonathan Cook Landscape Architects will feature shrub planting, woodland and wildflowers and will involve Paxman Landscapes from November 2017 until the end of the year.

Feilden Fowles YSP Visitor Centre Building

Image courtesy of Feilden Fowles

The planted areas will enhance the environmentally friendly building and will help the development blend into its historic landscape.


CONTRACT WIN | Dewsbury Learning Quarter Landscaping

Kirklees College: Paxman Landscapes and Kier Construction

kier logoAs the project build nears completion, it is time to focus on the external landscaping.  Due to start this winter and extend into Spring 2018, the landscaping at two new centres – part of Kirklees College’s Dewsbury Learning Quarter – will include large trees, woodland creation and wildflower seeding.  With the addition of 2 and 3 litre shrubs, the finished landscape will form an important part of the College’s first impression when the scheme completes in 2018/2019.

Dewsbury Learning Quarter Landscaping

The Springfield Centre is one of two centres which will replace the current Dewsbury Centre and Batley School of Art.  The Dewsbury Learning Quarter project forms part of Kirklees Council’s wider regeneration program for Dewsbury through the North Kirklees Growth Zone.

The Springfield Centre is being developed by Kier Construction and will stand on Bradford Road, next to the Lidl store.

UPDATE: Farmhouse Garden, Marsden | Domestic Landscaping

White Lee Farm, Marsden

What more could a landscaper ask than a backdrop of the most glorious Yorkshire hills?  This domestic landscape project, underway this Autumn, calls on our hard landscaping team to manage the sloping aspect of this farmhouse garden in Marsden.  Creating a retaining wall, steps and patio, this impressive hard landscaping project is multi-level and multi-faceted.

The garden’s new design, created by FDA Landscape, continues the feel of the rural location and surrounding landscape.  The lower level patio maximises the sunlight throughout the day and higher levels accommodate parking and seating.  A superb outdoor space, designed to allow as much enjoyment of the stunning views when sitting, dining and relaxing.

The softer planted aspects of the design will come to life in the Spring 2018 when Paxman Landscapes soft landscaping team take over.





UPDATE: Milldane Residential Development Hull

AUTUMN START: Public Open Space

wates living space logoAs part of the £8.4m affordable housing scheme constructed by Wates Living Space Homes, the Paxman Landscapes team are due to start Phase 1 of the landscaping this Autumn 2017.  The new development of 86 homes has taken shape on the site of the former Milldane flats in Orchard Park, Hull.  The development includes a residential care home, public open space and social housing.

The Landscaping at Milldane

The planting of the public open space and outlying areas will begin in earnest this month.   Featuring 14/16cm and 18/20cm girth heavy standard trees, the planting also includes seeding, shrub planting and ground cover.  The ornamental planting plan follows the design created by the Paxman design team.

This scheme follows recent successes in landscaping similar schemes with Wates Living Space, including the Redwood Glades Care Home.

Update: Planting Begins

The team are on site now (October) and the scheme is beginning to take shape.  Follow our stories on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin to keep track of our progress.

Latest Planting Projects: October 2017

Work continues across commercial and domestic projects for the Paxman teams this month.  We’re all about the plants this week – with several projects bursting with shrubs, ornamental plants and wildflower.  Take a look at how our planting scheme at Costa Coffee in Ellesmere Port is taking shape for Royd Developments…

PROJECT NEWS: All weather landscaping at Ancon Sheffield

Autumn Landscaping for Stainforth Construction

Ancon Building Products Sheffield

Ancon HQ, Sheffield (on a drier day!): Our Landscape Design will flank the right side of frontage this September

Landscaping waits for no one – especially not inclement weather!  Completed to our own design, we will be bringing this to completion this week – it’s going to be a wet one!

One of our Soft Landscaping teams is charged with shrub planting and turfing at Ancon Building Products HQ in Sheffield.  Another project on behalf of Stainforth Construction,  we will be on site for just three days, after which the head office extension will be blessed with new plants and turf.




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