Coastal Forest Plantation, Hidesign

This on-going 50-acre project was a unique opportunity to work towards the creation of a native coastal forest. The land stretches back about 600 m from the sea, and within that distance we encounter a variety of local conditions and soil types, environments where it can initially be quite hostile for plants to establish themselves. From the sand dunes at the beachfront, to the old dunes rising to 4 – 5 m further back, and the clay soils behind, each zone called for a different collection of species to be used, each adapted to the conditions prevalent in the area.

To support them, sources of freshwater were built, such as waterproofed ponds preventing contamination with saltwater, which would then also help the wildlife that aid in dispersing the plantation.