24 July 2023
At Nurture Group, we believe that nurturing the environment is not just a responsibility, but a core value that drives our approach to commercial landscape management.
At Nurture Group, we believe that nurturing the environment is not just a responsibility, but a core value that drives our approach to commercial landscape management. Our commitment to biodiversity has recently been recognised and rewarded with the prestigious Bees' Needs Award from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. We are proud to share the success story of our client, Howbery Business Park, and the efforts made to support bumblebees and other vital pollinators in their grounds.
Howbery Business Park's Bumblebee Journey
Howbery Business Park has shown exceptional dedication to promoting biodiversity on its premises. Taking initiatives that resonate with our values at Nurture Group, they have made significant changes to their landscape management practices. The introduction of 'no mow May zones,' reduction in pesticide use, and the increase in wildflower patches and unmown areas have all contributed to a thriving habitat for bumblebees and other pollinators.
In their commitment to sustainable practices, Howbery Business Park has witnessed the delightful sight of more clover flowering in their lawns, providing a vital food source for bumblebees and other insects. These pollinators have been observed buzzing contentedly among the blossoms, a testament to the positive impact of biodiversity initiatives.
Duncan Riggall: The Artist Behind Nature's Haven
At Nurture Group, we take great pride in collaborating with talented individuals who share our passion for preserving biodiversity. One such artist is Duncan Riggall, whose remarkable bug hotels have been the talk of the town, quite literally! Duncan's latest creation for Sky TV and his insect hotel for CBRE have garnered attention from Leeds to Croydon and all the way to Kent. These bug hotels not only serve as functional shelters for insects but also as beautiful art installations that raise awareness about the importance of preserving biodiversity.
Promoting Biodiversity Awareness through #Biodiversity Walks
As part of our commitment to educating and engaging communities, we organised #biodiversity walks with Simon Blackley from The Nurture Landscapes Group. These walks proved to be a delightful and enlightening experience, offering valuable insights into the significance of various plant species for bees, butterflies, and other insects.
Simon passionately encouraged participants to consider the role of plants in supporting wildlife while making landscape choices. By selecting plants that offer benefits to wildlife alongside aesthetic appeal, we can all play a crucial role in preserving biodiversity in our commercial spaces.
Embrace Biodiversity with Nurture Group
At Nurture Group, we believe that every small step towards promoting biodiversity counts, and we are committed to leading the charge in commercial landscape management. Our partnership with Howbery Business Park is just one example of the positive impact that businesses can have on the environment when they prioritise sustainability and biodiversity.
As we move forward, we will continue to champion projects that support pollinators, create havens for insects, and contribute to the overall health of our planet. Our dedication to preserving biodiversity extends not only to the spaces we manage but also to the communities we serve.
Join us in our mission to create greener, more sustainable, and biodiverse landscapes that benefit both people and the planet. Together, we can make a difference in nurturing nature and securing a brighter future for generations to come.