Jenny and Anna of SNAV met with Joy and Louisa to walk through the Brandon 2 Estate last week. The grounds offer a huge amount of potential to increase biodiversity We talked about wildlife-friendly plants, signage for community engagement, reducing mowing while keeping a mown border along walkways – as is being agreed on the Elmington Estate! – adding mulch, landscaping the many rain gardens which are already built into the estate but are currently mostly unplanted, and adding planters to upgrade the charming stepped-brick feature garden. In addition to participating in the Great Estates program, Brandon 2 Gardeners have been awarded a Cleaner Greener Safer to help them develop community gardening on the estate and start composting. Congrats and good luck Brandon 2! We are all looking forward to a more biodiverse future.