For Team Leader of Grounds & Trees, Cory Meister, meadows mean less maintenance, and a greener approach to gardening.
“Because we no longer mow the whole area, we are using less fuel which means lower carbon emissions. And because it is no longer kept as a fine lawn, we also don’t need to use chemicals to control weeds. Instead we allow non-invasive plants and flowers to seed and hand weed out any nasties. All of this results in a smaller environmental impact.”
“Meadows are also great for promoting biodiversity. Insects and butterflies love them, not to mention bees. We actually have our own hives here at Glenmore Lawn that are looked after by local beekeepers and the honey they produce is sometimes sold at the Treehouse Visitor Centre.”