Category Archives: Urban Meadows

Young Designer Wins with Wildflowers

Caitlin McLaughlin, of Thrift Landscapes Garden Design, was recently awarded the RHS Young Designer of the Year Award and a Gold Award at RHS Tatton Park for her Nature & Nurture Garden. Built by Foxcroft Landscapes, the garden represents an urban … Continue reading

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Making an Urban Scene Green

Last Spring, a park was created in London for the first time in one hundred years. 3,850m² of a mixture of Wildflower Landscape Turf and Shade Tolerant Turf was taken to Greenwich Peninsula, to be installed by Gavin Jones. Alys … Continue reading

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The National Pollinator Strategy

The first step towards a national pollinator revival was secured today as the National Pollinator Strategy was published by DEFRA. It is a paper that hopes to protect the vital 1500+ species of pollinating insects which support our food production … Continue reading

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The BIG Challenge Awards – Biodiversity Enhancements in the Built Environment

The BIG Challenge is a CIRIA Biodiversity Interest Group initiative launched to encourage the construction industry to make small biodiversity enhancements on existing or new build development sites. The BIG Challenge  hoped to demonstrate that small enhancements are the crucial … Continue reading

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Welcome to the ‘Butterfly’ Jungle

We assume there will be plenty of talk about ‘jungles’ over the weekend, with another I’m a Celebrity- ‘Get me out of here!’ about to start on Sunday. So we thought we’d introduce you to a different type of jungle … Continue reading

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Seed v Turf at the Athletes Village, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

James recently visited the Athletes Village to view our established Wildflower Turf and an area we recently supplied, of bespoke grown, shade tolerant Wildflower Turf that was being installed by Gavin Jones Ltd. The laying was nearly finished and looked … Continue reading

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A little wildflower green roof

If you are wondering whether installing a small wildflower meadow will make a difference to the local wildlife in your area, then the answer is most definitely yes is will. Any suitable habitat even 1m² will make a difference, and you will … Continue reading

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Sustainable games

“Sustainable development satisfies the needs of the present generation without compromising the chance for future generations to satisfy theirs” Brundtland Report (1987) In 1992 at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), (Rio de Janeiro) most of the world’s … Continue reading

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Open spaces – improvements for local communities

In recent years the fundamental importance of open spaces with regard to the well-being of individuals in urban areas, has been increasingly recognised… A fine example of this can be seen with Marsh Lane in Leyton, as part of on-going improvement works funded … Continue reading

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The first sustainable Olympics

Its comforting to think that something as prestigious as the Olympics puts an emphases on biodiversity and sustainability. In order to fulfil this ideal ‘The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012’ was set up on January 2007. This is an … Continue reading

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