Headed by Steve Alton, formerly of the Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and Dr Karin Alton, entomologist and honey bee research scientist, FlowerScapes Ltd can provide habitat creation and wildlife gardening solutions informed by the latest ecological research.
In the last 100 years we have lost around three-quarters of our honey bee colonies. The situation is even worse for many species of bumblebee and butterfly; 26 out of 28 habitat-specialist butterflies have declined since 1970, and two species of bumblebee have become extinct in the last 70 years. A further six are under serious threat.
One of the key factors in this decline is a lack of forage. Much of our countryside is dominated by wind-pollinated crops or ryegrass, and we have lost 97% of our ancient hay meadows.
But FlowerScapes provide simple, cost-effective solutions that can increase the wildlife value of almost any piece of land, and not just for pollinators.