Woodlands and Hedgerows

Many gardens have partly shaded areas that offer the potential to develop a species-rich

Woodland Creation

Guelder rose in autumn

woodland edge habitat, by planting a mixture of attractive shrubs and trees, together with some well-loved native woodland perennials such as primroses and bluebells. In larger gardens it is possible to create a new woodland habitat, with its interlinking tree canopy, shrub, and ground flora layers that together create such a rich wildlife habitat. Both approaches can offer you the added enjoyment of a shady path – or perhaps a sheltered seat next to a richly scented honeysuckle.

Hedgerows and boundary hedges containing mixed native shrubs offer a wealth of blossom and berries for wildlife, and a rich visual spectacle for you too. There are also many garden shrubs, such as Pyracantha and variegated hollies that are valuable for wildlife and can be used, perhaps where a more formal approach is needed.

Creating species-rich woodlands and hedgerows

Different soils and site conditions, from dry sandy soils to poorly drained clays are suited to different mixtures of woodland trees and shrubs, but with the right site management and choice of plants, your new woodland or hedgerow can establish surprisingly quickly.

Based in north Norfolk and working throughout East Anglia, Natural Gardens can offer you an expert service for the design and creation of both woodlands and hedgerows. With our ecological expertise and years of practical experience we can design and plant the right mix of trees, shrubs and native perennials to give you the pleasure of adding this rich habitat to your garden.

See our woodlands gallery.