‘Look! Look! Look deep into nature and you will understand everything’ (Albert Einstein)
With offices in both Shropshire and London, Design with Nature Ltd provides ecologically informed landscape design and land management solutions to local authorities, public bodies, architects, construction companies, private individuals and businesses in Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Essex, Greater London, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and others areas of the United Kingdom. We work at a variety of scales ranging from a large linear park to a small hospital courtyard, in both urban and rural settings. Key to our approach is the creation of innovative, robust, cost-effective and sustainable landscapes that contribute to people’s health and well-being as well as being rich in wildlife. This is done by working with natural processes and using, wherever possible, only locally sourced natural materials in order to create places that have a strong local identity. The overall approach is very strongly influenced by the philosophy outlined in Design With Nature by Ian Mcharg.
Specialities include environmental site appraisal / feasibility, green infrastructure masterplanning, landscape and environmental impact assessment (LVIA), park / public open space enhancements, natural play, access improvements (including planning of new trail / cycleways and installation of gateway features), sustainable urban drainage (SUDS), school grounds, edible landscapes, habitat creation, green / brown roofs, design for outdoor recreation, woodland design, environmental sculpture / landart and the production of landscape management plans. Through its own staff and a network of specialist sub-consultants the practice has access to a large pool of experience and experts in particular related fields such as: ecology, arboriculture, community consultation / engagement, production of 3D visualisations / photomontages, forestry and structural engineering.
Design with Nature Ltd has a strong environmental ethic with one selected organisation being supported each year.