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 »

A Carefully Curated Selection of English Wines

By Charlotte Harris Growing in popularity and recognition, English wines have been going from strength to strength, often beating champagne in tastings and competitions. Due to long growing seasons, high rainfall and mild climates, vines thrive on our chalky, sandy soils in locations such as Sussex and Hampshire. The Yurt team are proud to Read more »

Foresters on Tour – 2022 Research Trip to Dresden

How forestry research and practices are developing and adapting in the face of future climatic pressures Article prepared by Harry Poole, Graduate Woodland Manager With the list of challenges and threats to effective woodland management growing seemingly larger every year, driven by anthropogenic climate change, it is becoming apparent that 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 »

The Yurt at Nicholsons Selected to Feature in the Michelin Guide

Our lovely team celebrate entry into the Michelin Guide for Great Britain & Ireland. The Yurt at Nicholsons are delighted to announce that we have been selected for the Michelin Guide for Great Britain & Ireland. A huge amount of effort goes into providing delicious food and innovative menus, whilst operating as sustainably as possible. 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 »