As a company we hold the strong belief that we carry a responsibility to ensure our work is executed in an environmentally ethical and sustainable way.
We work with electric tools to minimize noise and pollution and have a strong conviction in the avoidance of herbicides and pesticides. We adhere to the credence that long-term careful and consistent nurture of plants in the correct manner is the best way to handle all manner of garden issues. We are therefore able to reduce our use of all chemicals to the barest minimum, or in the majority of gardens, none at all.
When designing we try to work as much as possible within the clients brief to use sustainable planting and a lower environmental impact, incorporating as many reclaimed materials as we can within our plans.
Whilst our job is to shape nature to our creative needs and our client’s plans, we feel it important not to do so to the detriment of the ‘bigger picture’ - or the planet at large. We are also aware we work, for the most part, within a relatively slim band of privilege and that not everyone has the luxury of such beautiful spaces in their lives. Such an integral component to mental health, that the past few years has bought more sharply in to focus.
To that end, we take great pride in our pledge that no living plant will go to waste. Gardens are often turned over as the seasons change and whilst common practise sees these plants composted along with other waste and clippings at best, or discarded at worst - we had other ideas.
All of our plants will find a second home; be it at Forest Schools, local State Schools or community and hospital gardens. At these venues we carry out replanting ourselves when needed, or where we can, help to instruct those on site to do so - creating a transfer of our knowledge and helping pay it forward.
The onus for us with such projects, is to concentrate on those working with children - to encourage a love and understanding of nature in the next generation and bring a little green to those who need it most.
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you will live forever”