Johnsons of Whixley, a supplier of trees and plants to the amenity sector, has secured a £70,000 contract to supply a new, five star luxury holiday resort in the Lake District.
Landscape architect RPS Group chose Johnsons of Whixley to supply over 300 trees, 13,000 native hedging and woodland mixes and 2,000 ornamental shrubs to the new holiday park.
Darwin Escapes, which operates 16 holiday parks throughout the UK, is set to open the Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat this winter.
The site was formerly known as the North Lakes Caravan Park and since the purchase, Darwin Escapes has been undertaking a redevelopment of the resort to create a “market-leading holiday destination”, which, as well as featuring a new restaurant, bar and outdoor activity centre will also include a new landscaping and planting scheme.
David Cox, RPS Technical Director, commented: “Darwin Escape’s new development at Keswick Reach has been carefully designed to provide a bespoke holiday experience. The planting designs use carefully selected plant and tree species which complement the local landscape and provide a high quality setting to the holiday park.
“We have a well-established, successful relationship with Johnsons of Whixley that has enabled a specific plant and tree stock list to be developed, with high quality stock checked at the nursery and delivered to site expediently.”
Cox added that Johnsons’ commercial attitude, market knowledge and flexibility has helped the project landscape architects to positively achieve a naturalistic landscape setting.
Amenity Sales Manager at York-based Johnsons of Whixley, Tony Coles, said that they have previously supplied holiday parks such as this and are delighted to have been chosen as the preferred supplier by Darwin contractors and RPS Group.
Coles continued: “The mix of trees, native hedging and woodland varieties, with ornamental shrubs, perfectly complement the natural scenery, hills and woodlands surrounding the new resort and the planting scheme truly shows what we have to offer in terms of quality stock and the ability to meet large orders and deadlines for our clients.”