Case Studies

English Heritage Grounds Maintenance

Mears and English Heritage; a grounds maintenance partnership

Parks and open spaces play an important role in the community and are often historically significant. Our experience working with partners such as English Heritage at Kenwood House and Marble Hill Park have given us an important insight into the delicate balance required when managing gardens open to the public.

Kenwood House and Marble Hill Park are owned by English Heritage and have extensive grounds.

Marble Hill is a 25 hectare site predominately covered by formal grass and sports fields.

Kenwood House is a former stately home in Hampstead, London, set on the edge of Hempstead Heath surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens. The house sits on 112 acres of glorious parkland, which is open to the public 365 days a year.

Nature of the Service

  • Grass maintenance
  • Planned preventative and reactive works
  • Tree surgery
  • Litter picking
  • Sports pitch maintenance
  • Snow clearing and gritting
  • Nature reserves and protection of species
  • Grounds reinstatement after events
  • Weed control
  • Shrub, hedge and planted areas maintenance
  • Leave clearing
  • Pond inspections
  • Path sweeping

Mears also carry out landscaping projects, provide autumnal major tree works and provide conservation grass management.