An experienced field botanist and ecologist with many years experience of maintaining gardens and landscapes, Gareth can provide both expert advice and practical help in managing gardens for wildlife. Wildflower survey, habitat creation, restoration and management. Planting schemes for bees & butterflies. Trees & shrubs for birds & bugs. Deep litter and deadwood for toadstools and hedgehogs.
Whether simply encouraging birds into your garden or creating a wildflower meadow, Edwards Garden Services can advise, establish and maintain habitats beneficial to wildlife in the garden.
Gardening for Wildlife
Able to recognise the potential of a garden to support particular habitats, Gareth has been able to implement simple maintenance changes to develop the wildlife potential of many gardens.
High maintenance utility lawns converted to wildflower meadows, supporting populations of Common Spotted, Twayblade and Pyramidal Orchid, old meadow grasses and a diversity of wildflowers can be acheivable if you understand the site’s ecology.
Having a good relationship with local farmers, Gareth has been working with landowners and contractors estabalishing succesful meadow management regimes.
For a decade after graduating with an honours degree in Botany Gareth worked as a botanical field surveyor and consultant ecologist. His knowledge of the native British flora comes from extensive surveys covering Exmoor’s grasslands, the Welsh uplands, the Somerset Levels, the Cambridgeshire fens to coastal salt marshes. Extensive & diverse, Gareth’s experience culminated in the Countryside Survey 2000 field survey, of which he was part of the Welsh survey team.
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