Natural Water Feature Swindon, Wiltshire – RHS Medal
Natural Water feature for wildlife – In 2006 Swindon Garden Designer Jill Blackwood created ‘A Bonnie Burn’ wildlife garden for the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Malvern Spring Gardening Show. The wildlife garden was designed by Jill to illustrate the importance of encouraging and nurturing our native wildlife through wildlife gardening. The natural water feature was constructed by Big Fish Landscapes Ltd and included a natural stone waterfall and a gentle stream constructed using glacial boulders nestled in an undulating wildflower meadow. Native trees and shrubs surrounded the water feature, and the garden even included a stumpery. The wildlife garden design was featured on BBCs Gardeners World Programme
As the plight of our wildlife continues and the numbers of bees, butterflies and other insects dwindling, we are all becoming increasingly aware of our impact on the environment. Thankfully many of us are starting to look for ways to improve matters. Creating a wildlife garden is essential. Jill felt and continues to feel that we could all ‘do our bit’ and that any garden can include some or all of the key elements that will help to create a sanctuary for our wildlife. Any garden can include an area of native wildflowers which will provide a ‘nectar bar’ for bees and other insects to feed on. A water feature, however small, can provide water for animal such as hedgehogs and a huge variety of insect and birds to drink. If you have room, a larger water feature such as a pond can provide a habitat for pond dwellers like toads and frogs.
Take a look through Jill’s portfolio to see the gardens and water features she has created along with the testimonials from delighted clients.
To arrange a free consultation, please contact Jill.