Conservation Advice

Conservation advice from Plews may be offered in one of 3 ways: –

  • Conservation advice as an element in our Garden Consultancy service
  • A dedicated Conservation Advice Visit to review what you currently have and how to improve it
  • Including specific wildlife conservation areas as part of a Garden Design, for example, bug hotels; natural ponds; log piles for stag beetles

We encourage wildlife and habitat conservation within our garden designs wherever possible, with the proviso that this will still meet your needs for a beautiful practical garden.  Plews can design and build these to suit your exact needs. That might be a pond, beehives in a garden orchard or a wildlife area. So if you have a difficult corner we can make a bug hotel to fit. We can also advise on which type of beehive to purchase.

Your garden design may include pollinator friendly planting schemes, where there are flowers in bloom all year round. This is a benefit to humans as well as bees and butterflies. Hedgehogs are one of Britain’s favourite small mammals, but their habitats are in decline. With a careful tweak your garden can be designed to encourage Mrs Tiggywinkle to find a safe way through the suburban garden corridor.

Whether you need something as simple as suggestions for a water butt to fit a difficult corner or a full blown wildlife garden that suits family life, Plews can help – so do contact us

We also have blogs in Plews Potting Shed on various conservation issues in the garden, to give you some ideas and tips. For example: –
Creating Small Wildlife Habitats in Your Garden

Depending on your interests, we may suggest that you sign up for our monthly eNewsletter to receive gardening ideas and tips.

Marie Shallcross Garden Consultant and Garden Designer – here to help you and your garden.

When working as Plews, Marie is able to assess your problem, advise and, where appropriate, take on the remedial work, planting, fruit tree pruning and so on. Where it is better than she remain independent due to the nature of the work, for example, if potentially needed as an expert witness, then Marie would work under the specialist partnership London Garden Consultants, which she runs with James Firth. London based, this Garden Consultancy business also covers the UK.

Plews Garden Design is an award winning family run business offering Garden Design, Gardening Lessons, Garden Consultancy to clients in London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex and the Home Counties and across the UK.