collaborators

Rewilding Britain

As part of Project Giving Back (link name to their website) we were approached to create a garden with a theme and charity of our choice. Without hesitation we approached Rewilding Britain, as they share a powerful intention to bring the vision of ecological restoration to public land. Their work is to ‘create unstoppable momentum by bringing together thou-sands of people from across Britain who are considering or already rewilding the land and sea. Through the network we pledge to:
• provide timely, accessible and practical support and advice to upscale rewilding in practice

• increase opportunities to diversify rural economies through nature-based enterprise and production

• nurture rewilding networks and groups, connecting individuals, people, landowners, businesses, councils and others to catalyse locally-led rewilding initiatives

They also work collaboratively with others to raise the ambition of public debate and take collective action towards a 30% by 2030 rewilding vision.

Organic bulbs

A curated collection of naturalising flower bulbs for pollinators, selected by us at U&H. We are passionate about a new global ecological footprint. Buying organics is one way to change the way we treat the soil and water, it reduces chemicals in the earth and the insect food chain and reduces immune immobilization from trace uptake. These bulbs are nurtured in organic growing to the highest standard. It often takes longer for bulbs to grow organically, so we value that extra time, knowing you can’t rush nature yet she always shows us perfection.

Lindengate

An award-winning nature-based health and wellbeing charity based in Buckinghamshire where thousands of people of all ages and cultures are welcomed to learn and benefit from nature as our teacher and healer. In particular young people and those working in our support services such as the NHS and Teachers. The beautiful, habitat rich 6 acre gardens including many ponds and ditches, meadows and wooded areas are crying out for the natural enrichment they will gain from the amazing native plant species that have been donated after Chelsea Flower Show 2022. An enrichment that will also benefit those who plant up and nurture them, learn from natures ability to adapt seasonally and thereby gain support in building resilience into their wellbeing through connecting to our natural world. Specialising in growing and supporting the regeneration of native flowers and trees, Lindengate’s passion for rewilding not only within it’s own gardens but across many environmental projects in the UK is truly aligned to the ethos of Urquhart and Hunt. 

Larkhill

The Friends of Larkhall Park Group was formed in 1996 by local residents to promote Larkhall Park and to campaign for improvements.  Since then the Friends have worked with Lambeth Council to achieve major and lasting improvements to the park. Set in a 5ha urban park in the north west of the borough with a range of sports facilities and open space area much valued by the local community

 

The Friends of Larkhall Park is made up of local residents with a simple aim to improve the park for the benefit of all local residents and communities.

 

‘We have recently started to benefit from a Community Payback project thanks to the London Community Rehabilitation Company (www.londoncrc.org.uk).  Because of local government cutbacks, the maintenance of the park has inevitably reduced so we’re incredibly grateful to the project for helping to keep our park looking so nice.  

Forest of Selwood

Giving wildlife its space

The Forest of Selwood is rich in nature; a landscape of flower-rich hay meadows, ancient wood pastures and parkland, woodland and hedgerow, boasting ancient and veteran trees. It is home to many rare species, such as dormice, marsh fritillary butterfly, and eleven species of bat. This richness can be enhanced.

Our vision is a wilder connected landscape of abundant habitats, with improved and expanded buffer zones. Corridors along the Forest of Selwood’s four rivers will provide natural flood management, slowing the flow of water to protect the towns downstream.

In addition to the benefits for biodiversity, this approach will provide significant carbon storage and sequestration, improved soils, and improved air and water quality throughout the catchment. A living landscape providing physical and mental wellbeing to local communities.

Tree conference

As Co-Founders of the Tree Conference we are pleased to be part of a global network that shares inspired information about trees and climate science, helping us address the vital incredible role which trees play on earth, in our minds and in our hearts. Lulu is an honoured initiate of the Eagle Condor Council, which most immediately engages us to walk in sacred reciprocity and deepen our nature connection.

As Co-Founders of the Tree Conference we are pleased to be part of a global network that shares inspired information about trees and climate science, helping us address the vital incredible role which trees play on earth, in our minds and in our hearts. Lulu is an honoured initiate of the Eagle Condor Council, which most immediately engages us to walk in sacred reciprocity and deepen our nature connection.

Events

6th October

Head Gardeners Conference at the Newt

 

26th November

SGD Autumn Conference: Natural Networks

Connectivity in Garden and Landscape Design

 

23rd January

Bruton Horticultural Society

Chelsea Physic Garden Talk, 2022 May ~ How can rewilding influence garden design

 

Planted Country, Save our Soil talk 4: Can gardening save the world? hosted by Oliver Heath

 

Beth Chatto Symposium: Rewilding the Mind, 1st & 2nd of September 2022

 

FT Weekend Festival: Wilding or gardening? 3rd September 2022