The Transformative Potential of a Meadows’ Expertise Collaboration
Pictorial Meadows™ were developed originally in partnership with The University of Sheffield and The Green Estate Community Interest Company, as a high value yet low maintenance alternative to mown grass and ornamental floral borders, both of which are resource heavy. They are not only designed for improved environmental resilience, but to be especially attractive and valuable for pollinators and people.
Pictorial Meadows™ seeds and turf mixes comprise a diversity of over 100 varieties and 100% flowers, which provides considerable climate resilience. The plants originate from a wide geographical area and whilst many are UK natives, the inclusion of wildflowers from diverse climatic conditions extends meadow resilience to increasingly extreme weather. We have seen our meadows thrive without irrigation in increasingly hot and dry summers. Having been tested in cooler damper winters of Northern England, they also thrive across Scotland and as far north as Finland. Pictorial Meadows™ also offer a tailormade service, where a seed or turf mix can be created and adapted for a specific project.
A continuing relationship with the University’s Landscape department results in the integration of former students into the growing Green Estate team. This collaboration has enabled hybrid schemes such as the ‘Stitch Planting’ concept showcased as part of the Olympic Park design, and Sheffield’s ‘Grey to Green’ planted urban meadows, to be used commercially.
Our meadows consultancy service will ensure that your project receives the best solution and is successfully delivered, as well as the long-term management of the meadows. So, if you require assistance with planning a meadow or looking for innovative approaches to increasing biodiversity, our team of meadow specialists can assist with solutions for your project.