Of Butterflies and Bees

We are a social enterprise of RHS trained gardeners passionate about turning your outside space into a beautiful and wildlife-friendly habitat – bringing beneficial plants, butterflies and bees into your life and supporting the natural environment. We are equally committed to creating community gardens and transforming public spaces into inspiring social hubs. We are also busy bees when it comes to pruning and general garden maintenance.

Of Butterflies and Bees postcard.

It can be easy and inexpensive to create a wildlife friendly garden; encouraging diversity in the smallest of spaces and offering habitat opportunities for the smallest bug and upwards! Your wildlife garden will be enjoyed not only by yourself but also by your local friendly wildlife – all without compromising aesthetics or practicalities. In London, every garden links into a complex neighbourhood network, playing an important part in the food chain, providing vital pollinator corridors. We say “out with the herbaceous border” and “in with the pollinator border!

We would love to plant your garden with a mix of perennial and annual wildlife-attracting plants to bring birds, butterflies, bees, lacewings, hoverflies and ladybirds into your garden. Not only will they look very lovely but they will also be of environmental importance. You will get double pleasure both from the plants and from the creatures which they attract.

Let’s fill your garden with a palette of year-round colour and aroma. How about a mint lawn? A silver and white nocturnal explosion of colour and scent. The softest of winter blues giving way to late spring pale-yellows; a vibrant tapestry of summer colour transitioning to autumnal shades of berry.

We design with shape and texture mixing ornamentals with perennials, vegetables and herbs with fruit, bringing year-round interest and delight no matter how grand or modest your space.

It’s not difficult to be successful with wildlife gardening. We can inspire you to grow incredible edibles – some vegetables look beautiful too! Let us design a vegetable potager in a raised bed made from willow wands or reclaimed sleepers, and how about some bespoke furniture made from recycled palettes?

It would also be our pleasure to teach your kids to love nature and get muddy!

Together, let’s introduce fruit into your garden. You could be cooking a gooseberry fool in summer, or hedgerow jam in autumn. Nothing beats the taste of a plum picked freshly from a tree, or the feel of homemade blackcurrant hand cream.

And when all is said and done, we can also help you with routine garden maintenance throughout the year!

Based in Kentish Town, we work mainly in North West London but could be persuaded to travel further afield. For enquiries about availability and costing please visit our contact page … we look forward to meeting you and perhaps popping along for a cuppa to take a look at your growing potential. 🙂

We Can Help You With:

  • Garden design
  • Garden aftercare/maintenance
  • Wildflower lawns
  • Living walls & green roofs
  • Edible landscapes
  • Edible seasonal window boxes
  • Vegetable raised beds/container growing
  • Recycling & compost areas
  • Cob oven builds
  • Handmade outdoor furniture
  • Garden coaching & pop-up allotments
  • Fruit tree/shrub planting
  • School clubs
  • Local authority landscaping for biodiversity
  • Community engagement programmes

We Hope to See You Very Soon!