4,500 acres of green space and woodland, a wildflower meadow, natural waterways and a ‘beach’ have been created at Countesswells, Aberdeen’s newest neighbourhood.

The multi-million pound investment in landscaping to create one of the greenest and most attractive places to live in Aberdeenshire is almost ready to unveil with the first park, Cults Burn now blooming.

With the first residents now living in the first of the newly created homes, Countesswells – which will become a new 3,000 home community with schools, health and leisure facilities, as well as offices and retail outlets –
is fast becoming the place to live.

A busy Autumn of tree planting and landscaping is bearing fruit with the wildflower meadow soon to blossom and the waterways and ponds, which run through the new community, starting to fill and attract wildlife. This work will continue through this coming Autumn when the final phase of tree planting and the planting of the orchard will be completed.

The project will connect the woodland areas of Hazlehead and Countesswells together to create a sweeping vista that sticks true to the original masterplan for the site.

A beach-themed feature is being created by expanding and channelling the natural watercourse through the area and installing water reeds, rushes and stepping stones. The ‘beach’ reuses many of the pebbles and rocks found during the building of the development and re-purposes them to complement the landscape and provide natural ‘stairways’ for residents.

The project is one of the largest in the country but it’s unique in that the level of consideration for landscaping and supporting natural wildlife has taken precedence over the construction of the homes.

If you’re thinking about moving home, this is one visit that is well worth making. Find out more at stewartmilnehomes.com

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