bEORN wILDE

gardener & designer

caring for our environment

The deteriorating state of our planet is no secret. Endemic plant species have lost close to 70% of their natural habitats due to chemical pesticides, invasive plant species and the destabilisation of their optimal living environments. All it takes is for one species to disappear to upset the balance of the ecosystem, yet in only 40 years we have seen a 60% loss in wildlife.

In the past 30 years, 75% of insects have disappeared and we are facing the real risks of food shortages thanks to the knock-on effects of a decrease in pollinators. If the world continues at its current pace for the next 60 years, then 95% of soil life will be dead. Soil health, vitality and diversity is entirely essential for the growth of edible crops and oxygenating plants.

Helping the environment needs to be a collaborative effort and whether we’re planting acres of native woodland and filling our gardens with pollinator-friendly plants, leaving areas of untouched wildness in our green spaces or simply avoiding the use of toxic pesticides and herbicides, there’s something out there that we can all do to help.

It’s not about a few people doing things perfectly, but rather a lot of us doing things imperfectly, learning and teaching from our mistakes and working together to build a network of sustainable biodiversity beneficial to all, one garden at a time.

Wasp on plant
Hedgehog in leaves

we think global and act local

Here at Beorn Wilde, we recognise the threat of climate change and want to actively be part of the solution. We take great pride in being reliable, customer-focused and dedicated to providing our highest possible standard of work.

We will achieve this by encouraging wildlife, adopting and promoting garden practices that support biodiversity, and lessening our collective dependency on chemical applications that scorch the earth and kill the microbiological life within the soil. Your garden is your garden, but we will always try and encourage clients to incorporate a wider variety of plants that meet the needs of the natural world and we will be more than happy to provide advice on this.

We can also advise on things like grey water collection systems, wildlife homes, companion planting, organic alternatives to pesticides and herbicides and much more!

Permaculture

“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labour; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.”

To gain a general overview of permaculture you can watch this video or click here to read about it in more detail.

We hope it inspires you just as much as it inspires us!

Community-minded

Mind logo

Mental health support and awareness is an issue very close to my heart. I worked for Mind for over three years leading a horticultural therapy service in Solihull. It was one of the toughest, yet most rewarding periods of my life. I learned first hand just how beneficial nature and a sense of community can be for us all.

Kingstanding Food Community logo

Kingstanding Food Community is another charity that I have previously worked with. They are based in the heart of Birmingham and they do a fantastic job of supporting people from the local community. The food from the community-run cafe is delicious and there's always something exciting to do down at their community allotments.