Mark Rogers, Hortus Collective
Insta: @hortus_collective

The Brief

We were appointed the softworks contractor in our third project with Hortus Collective, a naturalistic design in an ecologically rich Oak Dell in Mid Sussex.

Our Role

Responsible for the planting of specimen trees, over 12,000 bulbs, 9,000 perennials and 90 mature shrubs, we protected the whole site with close to 300m of rabbit fencing at the beginning of the contract. We supported Mark and his team at Hortus Collective every step of the way, undertaking all plant sourcing and assisting with setting out plants on site.

Challenges we overcame

Changes were accommodated to allow them to respond to the site as work unfolded and we found quick, suitable alternatives when given plants weren’t available.


By managing our workflow sensitively around other contractors on site, we made a valuable contribution to this magical scheme that has transformed a neglected site.

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