Within this issue of Building and Facilities News, we have chosen horticultural expert company Pictorial Meadows as our Landscaping Specialist Company of the Month. Pictorial Meadows was established 20 years ago, born out of a research project undertaken by Professor Nigel Dunnett, at the University of Sheffield.
Initiated to gauge whether it was possible for beautiful meadows to bloom on average soils, such as garden soils, Pictorial Meadows combined ecology and design in perfect harmony. With their ambition of revitalising urban areas, the company provides meadow options to bring beauty, nature and colour together for exceptional meadow designs which can be featured within towns, cities and gardens.
Using a selection of wildflowers inspired from Nigel’s plethora of experience on his travels and experience within horticulture all over the globe, he derived an idea of specialised meadow mixes. Fascinated with the ideology of combining early, mid and late-season annuals within the same seed mix, Nigel developed a durable longer lasting flowering meadow solution.
Bursting with a selection of contrasting colours, seasons and vibrancy, Pictorial Meadows has rapidly revolutionised wildflower meadows. Maintaining a selection of pre-mixed set meadow designs and allowing a more bespoke approach to meadow selection, is where Pictorial Meadows excels. Providing expertly designed seed mixes for a variety of different climates, the meadow seed mixes provide a multitude of colours and different packages to choose from. In addition, Pictorial Meadows also provides their customers with a bespoke service, enabling them to choose the flowers and colours involved within the seed mix, to create a haven of beauty, designed by the customer.
Within their product range, Pictorial Meadows offers their PM Turf, an option for their customers to obtain pre-planted seedlings within the turf, grown and then transported to the customer. A great option for accessible, easy application, PM Turf is harvested and sent directly to the customer and is becoming a vastly popular option for meadow growing.
With a strong stance on providing an all-rounded service, Pictorial Meadows maintains a highly skilled team of horticultural industry professionals, through their ownership with Green Estate, enabling Pictorial Meadows to provide their customers with landscape architects, researchers, horticulturalists and landscape managers. Combining their in-depth knowledge, the team provides customers with a unique personalised service and deliver tailored advice on the PM Turf, soil and seed needs, specific to the customer’s needs. Offering consultancy, training, meadow care and establishment services, Pictorial Meadows delivers a dedicated service.
In terms of future plans for Pictorial Meadows, the company plans to maintain and expand their growing business. Through an initiative to achieve constant developments and expand their meadow solutions, Pictorial Meadows is constantly looking to innovate their services and products to meet new requirements for their customers.
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