Craig Vitulli, St Mary’s Grounds and Gardens Manager, approached Pictorial Meadows to design an area using seed mixes. He had seen the work previously carried out in Richmond Borough Parks with Pictorial Meadows and wanted to bring that look to St Mary’s.
Craig says "We were much inspired to make the changes in the grounds by the work which had been completed in the local authority managed area of Crane Park. Pictorial Meadows were chosen as the contractor as they are a recognised wildflower meadow specialist with a proven track record – in order to ensure we got the finish we were looking for!"
Nottingham Trent University
Highways works outside the University allowed an opportunity to improve the front of Clifton Campus with new environmental works.
Nottingham Trent chose to use PM perennials as part of a sustainable approach to planting which provides a fantastic flower display in the summer for students, staff and the general public but also enhancing the biodiversity by attracting bees and other pollinators.
The meadows now provide colourful displays in the summer which can be cut back at the end of the summer term and be ready to flower again for the new academic year in Sept. PM were also engaged on a 3 year maintenance programme to ensure that the displays would always look their best.
Alan Horgan, Landscape Services Manager for the University commented:
“Pictorial Meadows have a strong reputation in the delivery of quality wildflower seed mixes to meet client needs. The landscape development for the 2012 Olympics further reinforced this reputation with wildflower mixes that not only added great biodiversity value but also visually enhanced the environment of the park”.
“Following our own site visit to the Olympic Park and as part of our own site developments we felt that Pictorial Meadows were best placed to meet the needs of our own landscape aspirations with it’s range of seed mixes”.