gardens and nature
The art of gardening is about cultivating nature for the benefit of people, but we believe the greatest joy comes when wildlife arrives to appreciate your art.
Gardens connect people in their everyday lives to natural beauty; we don’t take this connection lightly, people caring or not caring about nature is key to the outcome of life on our planet.
Gardens can form rich habitats and join up with other gardens to form corridors for many forms of life, including the essential pollinators we depend upon.
Four simple ways we always look to achieve this:
- Grow flowers – while they feed bees and butterflies with nectar, they feed your soul with their beauty.
- Leave a bit for the wild- while you may keep some of your garden immaculate, there are always places unseen that can be left to work their own way through the cycle of life.
- Avoid chemicals – while you learn to love the daisies in your lawn, imagine the song thrush or the hedgehog feasting on your slugs and snails.
- Plant trees – while they provide habitats in different ways as they grow, you may have also left a legacy beyond your time.