Statutory Biodiversity Credit Prices

On the 27th July 2023 DEFRA announced the indicative prices for statutory biodiversity credits: Where biodiversity net gain credits are not able to be balanced on site, or off-set within land held by the developer, credits may be purchased from DEFRA’s “credit sales service” at a ratio of 2 credits per 1 biodiversity unit Read more »

John Lockhart Qualifies as Building with Nature Assessor

“We are delighted to announce that John Lockhart has been granted approved assessor status for Building with Nature (BwN). Building with Nature is the UK’s first accreditation scheme that provides a robust benchmark for green infrastructure.  The scheme is now becoming widely recognised and valued.  It involves an independent evaluation against 12 identified standards, Read more »

Exchange of Ideas Across Continents: Nicholsons Graduates Visit the Mara

By Harriet Smith, George Griffin & Eleanor Dring At the end of April, a group from across the Nicholsons Forestry, Soils, Landscape and Yurt teams travelled to the Maasai Mara in Kenya to learn and experience a variety of projects that Nicholsons have been involved in for many years. Herds Read more »

Fact File: Badger

Article prepared by: Rachel Crapper  Scientific name: Meles meles The European Badger, is an unmistakable species, with a black and white striped head, white tipped ears, a stocky grey body and a short, fluffy tail. Night Walkers Badgers are nocturnal mammals, emerging from their burrows called “setts” at Read more »

Ecological Baseline Assessments: More than just a desk exercise?

Background On the back of commitments set out in their 25-year Environment Plan 'A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment' and its consultation on net gain, the government is now taking forward a legal framework for the delivery of mandatory biodiversity net gain through the Environment Act 2021. It Read more »

Nicholsons announced as winners for Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2023

On Friday 21st April Nicholsons were excited to attend the 2023 Pro Landscaper Business Awards where we had been shortlisted for 3 awards. We are proud to announce that not only did we win 'Landscape Company Over £5m Turnover' but we were unveiled as the 'Supreme Winner'. Judges said "Nicholsons had a clear vision and Read more »

Graduate Training Programme now open for applications

We are excited to announce that our 2023 Graduate Training Programme is now open for applications. We have always been passionate about supporting career development and are now looking for the next generation of environmental industry professionals, from Foresters, Ecologist and Arboricultural Consultants to Landscape Architects, Garden Designers and even Soil Specialists. Our full Read more »

Discounted Membership Offer for Nicholsons Clients

Clients of Nicholsons can now take advantage of 50% off your first year's membership to Confor. Confor is a membership organisation for sustainable forestry and wood-using businesses. It provides a single, powerful voice to ensure our industries thrive long into the future. By joining Confor you will benefit from: increasing the value of your 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 »

“Connected by EXANTE” – Nicholsons Lockhart Garratt at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

By Victoria Sherbourne Synonymous with freshly cut grass, blooming flowers and blossoming trees is the Chelsea Flower Show. This year, we are thrilled to be returning to the Show to build a considered and captivating garden named, “Connected by EXANTE,” for Finnish designer, Taina Suonio. Our passion is to lead on sustainability, not only Read more »

Nicholsons Lockhart Garratt Return to Chelsea Flower Show

Nicholsons Lockhart Garratt are to return to RHS Chelsea Flower Show to build the most magical garden “Connected by EXANTE” for Finnish designer Taina Suonio. We could hardly believe our luck when we received the invitation to join forces with Taina at Chelsea in 2022. Our beating heart is to lead on sustainability, not Read more »