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Regent’s Conferences & Events share gardening top tips for World Environment Day

Regent’s Conferences & Events, shares its horticultural tips for success during lockdown in celebration of World Environment Day, 5 June 2020.

Despite our event space being temporarily closed to the public, we have taken this opportunity to allow the nature and wildlife to flourish.

Biodiversity has been given a platform to thrive in designated sections of the gardens. The long grass and fallen leaves actively encourage wildlife. We have also built a log pile for endangered stag beetles, allowing them to feed off the deadwood.

Work is undertaken to ensure that any chemicals used in the gardens are biodegradable, and an efficient irrigation system is in place to minimise water waste.

Additionally, any garden waste is used to create compost, whilst anything that is cut down is re-used for nutrients and protection for the soil.

Don Wiley, head gardener, Regent’s Conference & Events, said: “It is best to allocate a particular area to let wildlife grow, even if it is just a small section of space behind a shed. Grass should be left longer around the base of trees as it creates a safe passageway for the insects that live on the lower parts of the trees.

“If you can, plant bee-friendly plants around your bug hotel as it will encourage Mason bees who tend to make their homes in naturally occurring gaps and small cavities. The hotel itself is a great way to use rotting wood with little other use, and you can get creative with natural adornments to make it as luxury as you like.”