Sustainability
in garden design

Sustainable meadow planting design by Rae Wilkinson (Rachel Conibear) softening the profile of a black timber barn


Gardens are the part of our living space which we share with nature, where we can connect with nature even if just for a brief moment.

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Nature connection brings enormous wellbeing benefits for us all, and ensuring that nature can thrive in our gardens has enormous benefit for the ecology of our wider landscape and of our planet.

Beautiful, timeless gardens which are built to last using natural, local or reclaimed materials are far more sustainable. Planting schemes which are site-suitable and include elements of biodiversity and wildlife habitat will establish more effectively and provide far better nature benefit.

Rae's design approach involves consideration for sustainable choices and practices from concept right through to completion. Elements such as location, nature benefit, soil health, drainage and carbon footprint will be considered throughout the process. The aim is always to create beautiful and useable spaces which are beneficial for both humans and wildlife alike, now and into the future.

 

Rae Wilkinson shortlisted for Pro Landscaper Sustainability & BioDiversty award 2023

A Sustainable Website?

Rae's commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship not only informs her garden design choices, it extends to decisions in other areas. This website was recently audited for its carbon footprint, as digital is of course also physical and the global internet that is now so integral to our daily lives uses huge energy resources. With this in mind adjustments have been made to this site and its carbon footprint has been reduced by half with an average CO2e per page view of 0.6 grams – almost one-third less CO2e per page view than the global average.
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The aim is always to create beautiful and useable spaces which are beneficial for both humans and wildlife alike, now and into the future.
Meadow planting around black timber barn Sustainability is an important consideration in garden design Meadow planting for sustainability - Rae Wilkinson

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