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Buckinghamshire landscape gardeners are apart of Ecospaces, experts in sustainable landscaping and wildlife garden design.
Our wildlife garden company regularly undertakes a whole range of eco landscaping services including wildlife garden design, habitat creation and planning for biodiversity.
We undertake wildlife landscaping projects large and small from small domestic gardens to larger public spaces.
Our school wildlife garden design with a jungle design theme
Our wildlife garden service’s portfolio, typically includes the design and construction of nature reserves, school wildlife gardens and habitat mitigation plans for developers.
We predominantly cover the Southeast with typical projects undertaken within West London, as well as the counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire.
For more information and images on our wildlife garden projects keep reading or visit us via our contact page.
Qualified Wildlife garden design Experts
Our managing director Paul Nicolaides BA (Hons) Dip is an expert in wildlife garden design and sustainable landscape construction.
In 2007 he graduated with a degree and post graduate diploma in Landscape architecture from the University of Greenwich.
Paul Nicolaides studying jungle wildlife in Saba, Borneo
His final dissertation explored the importance of integrating ecology into the built environment and its importance for reaching a sustainable society.
With a lifelong passion for wildlife gardening and sustainability he has a solid understanding of how ecology can positively benefit the built environment and human society.
His enthusiasm for wildlife has taken him on field study trips across the world, from the jungles of Borneo to the mountains of India. His most exciting project was studying urban leopards within the slum settlements of Mumbai.
Paul joined a team of leopard experts and professors studying the impact of large predators around human settlements.
Tracking Leopards in the Western Ghats, Karnataka, India
By combining in depth knowledge of wildlife habitats with quality landscape design he aims to bring man and nature closer together. His life mission is to bring sustainability and ecological balance to the core of the built environment through sustainable landscape design.
Camera trapping Leopards in the slums of Mumbai, India
Paul has extensive experience in creating wildlife gardens for private clients, schools, public parks, housing developments, and larger nature reserves.
Wildlife garden services
Every wildlife garden project is different and very rarely one landscape design includes the same elements.
Very often, wildlife or biodiversity plans incorporate a whole range of sustainable landscaping installations and elements.
Consequently we have listed just some of the wildlife and sustainable landscaping services we provide below.
Wildlife garden design
Wildlife garden design is a discipline which involves creating landscapes which allow wildlife to thrive.
They aim to provide a tapestry of naturalistic, wildlife, habitat while combining ecological planting and eco landscaping. Not only must wildlife gardens be attractive to wildlife they must also be stimulating for people.
The aim of an effective wildlife garden design is to bring nature and people as close together as possible. Wildlife gardens should not be simply overgrown outdoor spaces.
Wildlife garden design should celebrate and navigate visitors through various habitats enabling people to experience nature. At the same time, they should be visually stimulating and exciting as other successful garden design.
For example, gabions filled with rocks can provide visual texture as well as nesting sites for reptiles. We recognise that good wildlife landscape design does not need to be untidy, dull or boring!
Our nature trail wildlife garden design for a school, day nursery
School nature & eco gardens
There is absolutely no doubt that school student’s benefit hugely from eco gardens. There is no better, practical way, to exercise lessons learnt in the classroom than within the real world.
Wild gardens become the perfect places for scientific projects including; biology, chemistry and ecology.
Creating eco gardens is also a fantastic way for students to develop mathematical skills. Quantifying surface areas and volumes is vital for accurate landscape improvements and development.
Our eco garden design for a nature garden in West London
Such activities can provide the psychological transition from paper to practice, often so lacking in many academic studies.
Wildlife gardens host many ongoing duties which require meaningful, physical, exercise. The possibilities for school nature and eco gardens are endless!
We have extensive knowledge and experience designing and building such ecological, landscaping, projects. For more information on these services please contact us via our contact page here.
Wildlife viewing hides in one of our wildlife garden parks in London
Ecological master plans
Ecological masterplans are large scale, sustainable plans or proposals which communicate a ‘big vision’ for a specific area or region.
The ‘big vision, is typically a landscape proposal which aims to enhance an areas sustainability or ecological significance. Ecological masterplans are typical of large scale landscape planning for housing developments new towns or habitat restoration.
Ecological and sustainable masterplan for Maylands Business Park, Hemel Hempstead
We can provide surveys and consultations to unlock the hidden potential of any landscape. This could include graphic proposals for enhancing a water basins habitat value or even a new nature reserve.
Typically new development requires habitat loss mitigation; our ecological masterplans provide an effective tool for communicating such a proposal.
Above is an example of one of our ecological masterplans for a new business park.
Biodiversity is a term we have become ever more familiar with in recent times.
Biodiversity is the broad spectrum of different life forms existing within a given area or ecosystem. The diversity of such natural systems is vital for all life on earth as it contributes to the resilience of regional ecosystems.
The more diversity there is within an ecosystem the more resilient it is to external shocks. Such events can include natural or man made disasters or climate change.
Particularly within the developed world a lack of biodiversity is becoming an ever increasing threat. Therefore increasing biodiversity within our landscapes is becoming of utmost priority to policy makers.
We offer landscape surveys of existing vegetation and can provide proposals to boost local ecosystems. These can be matrix planting plans for proposed, native, forests or wildlife and biodiversity planting schemes.
One of our biodiversity planning and habitat mitigation projects for a new housing development
Nature reserve design
Nature reserves are invaluable public places set aside for nature and recreation. Like wildlife gardens, nature reserves have to facilitate quality environments for both people and wildlife.
We are passionate about the integration of communities and wildlife through quality, nature, reserve, design. We are experienced in designing world class nature reserves which can invigorate entire communities.
Some examples of our nature reserve design projects include; wetland regeneration, species focused habitat creation and forest park trails.
Below we have included our final master plan for Braughing nature reserve in Cambridgeshire.
Our nature reserve design masterplan for Braughing nature reserve in Cambridgeshire
Wildlife habitats are a combination of landscape elements which provide the perfect living environments for certain wildlife species.
Although habitats are a result of natural processes many can be a result of manmade intervention. For example, traditionally meadows were deliberately grown to provide food and bedding for farm animals.
Wildlife creation habitat sections for Braughing Nature reserve
The seasonal cutting of the meadows allowed whole, diverse, communities of wildflowers to flourish.
This led to abundant food and shelter for thousands of species of insects, reptiles, mammals and birds.
Creating quality habitats for wildlife is more about giving nature everything it needs! Our wildlife design services will help to link up and enhance existing habitats as well as creating new habitat.
Wildlife garden maintenance
Wildlife garden maintenance is very different from typical garden maintenance.
Often referred to as habitat management such maintenance is carried out at a much lower frequency. Machinery usually limited to once a year when it can not disturb breeding or hibernating wildlife.
We are experts in wildlife garden maintenance and experienced in putting together habitat management plans. If you require seasonal maintenance for your wildlife garden do not hesitate to contact us here.
Ecospaces and Buckinghamshire landscape gardeners have a holistic approach to the landscape design and construction.
No wildlife garden is an island and all landscapes connect to their wider environment. That’s why we are also specialists in sustainable landscaping and sustainable landscape design.
This encompasses so many, other, landscape services including; ecological drainage, green roofs, ecological panting, edible landscaping and recycled gardens.
If you require our wildlife garden design, or sustainable landscaping services do not hesitate to contact us here.
One of our sustainable nature and eco gardens for schools
Wildlife garden services
Buckinghamshire landscape gardeners are experts in wildlife garden design and construction.
Acting as the domestic landscaping part of Ecospaces we have over 20 years experience in ecological landscaping and sustainable construction. If you are interested in our wildlife garden services please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our wildlife garden services include:
Thank you for reading our article about our wildlife garden company and sustainable landscape services. For further reading we have linked to some of our other wildlife garden articles below. Thank you!
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BA (Hons) Dip
Paul Nicolaides has over 30 years of recreational gardening and 20 years of professional landscaping experience. He has worked for landscape contractors including design and build practices across London and the South East. In 2006 he qualified with a BA Hons degree and post graduate diploma in Landscape Architecture. In 2009 he founded Ecospaces an ecological landscaping practice which aims to improve social cohesion and reduce climate change through landscaping. In 2016 he founded Buckinghamshire Landscape Gardeners which designs and builds gardens across Buckinghamshire and the South East. This blog aims to provide easy problem solving information to its audience and encourage others to take up the joy of landscaping and gardening.