The Benefits of Incorporating Nature into Development

By Harriet Smith Over the past couple of years, I have gained a newfound appreciation for nature and all the benefits it can offer, both physically and mentally. This appreciation mainly stemmed from lockdowns spent in my back garden, with highlights including finding hedgehogs and seeing deer for the first time at a local, Read more »

Nicholsons Lockhart Garratt Feature on the Teasels Biodiversity Podcast

By John Lockhart All of those involved in property, both rural and urban, will undoubtedly have heard the words “biodiversity net gain” over recent months.  As is often the case in areas of new policy and legislation, there is a huge amount of misinformation, sometimes resulting in poor decision making and missed opportunities.  As Read more »

Outdoor Lighting – Helping Our Wildlife Whilst Maintaining the Magical Feeling

By Nadia Cheddi (Lighting Designer) In recent years, garden lighting has become a very popular trend. Whether it is uplighting huge feature trees to give structure and height, or downlighting the façade of house, more and more people are wanting to venture into the world of garden lighting. However, we need to make sure Read more »

Nettles: A Gardener’s Foe but The Yurt’s Newest Friend

By Liz Nicholson The nettle we’re used to in the UK is Urtica dioica, a perennial plant full of iron, calcium, magnesium and nitrogen, which makes it incredibly nutritious for humans. I think the term “grows like a weed” refers to nettles which start as innocent little clumps of green in late April and gallop Read more »

Nicholsons, Savills & David Harber to exhibit once again at the world-class RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Perhaps one of the most prestigious events in British society, the world-famous Flower Show will be returning in September 2021 following an 18-month hiatus due to the global COVID-19 crisis. Our stand can be found on Main Avenue, the garden designed by Nicholsons working with Savills, the revered luxury real estate provider. The concept Read more »

Pedigree Oak Trees of Provenance: ‘Oaklings’ with Special Lineages, with Benedict Pollard

By Iona Milne Home Benedict Pollard is a supplier of ‘oaklings’ grown from ancient, veteran or characterful oaks, and for the last 2 years, some 250 of his oak saplings have been growing here at Nicholsons nursery. There are two native oak species in the UK - Quercus robur (Common/Pedunculate/’English’ Oak) and Quercus petraea (Sessile Read more »