Looking to improve your garden or green space for wildlife? Or maybe wanting to redesign your garden with wildlife in mind? Wiltshire Wildlife Trust recently launched Wild Landscapes, offering a range of design and landscaping services to individuals, schools, communities and businesses in Wiltshire. Wild Landscapes aims to create green spaces which benefit both wildlife and people. Read about our full list of services below or get in touch with your project ideas.


Nick has over 10 years of experience in conservation, habitat creation and management, as well as supporting adults with mental health issues. Encouraging them to get out on our nature reserves and getting involved with conservation. 

Chelsie is also an experienced youth and adult wellbeing project officer with a background in animal sciences, conservation and horticulture, having trained with the RHS at Bristol Botanic Gardens. 

Between the both of them, they have created and maintained a range of wildlife habitats in schools, private gardens and on our nature reserves as part of corporate projects. 

They want to take aspects of our beautiful nature reserves to create beneficial wildlife spaces in both rural and urban areas. Whether you have a small patch of scrubland, an unused green space, empty outside corner or a small urban garden, whatever space they can help make it beautiful and wildlife friendly. They strongly believe in creating wildlife habitats that benefit both wildlife and people and this is maintained in all the work they do. 

                             Nick Self


Wildflower meadows/Mini meadows - Wildflower meadows offer a fantastic habitat for a range of species including butterflies, moths, insects, reptiles and more; as well as offering a burst of colour over summer and autumn months. Wildflower meadows can be incorporated into any space, even into a mini-meadow which can become a beautiful green space feature. 

Wild Landscape

Wildlife Ponds - creating or revamping wildlife ponds, adding boardwalks, dipping platforms, native aquatic planting designs, and seating areas. Designs will be tailored to exact needs, whether that be in a school, private garden or corporate space. 

Wild Landscapes Ponds

Management Services - maintaining habitats and installations such as ponds, orchards, coppicing and scrub clearance. This can be 'one-off' maintenance such as clearing a pond or coppicing, or it can be an ongoing seasonal/yearly maintenance plan. Additional services would be wildlife surveys such as butterfly transects, management plans or schedules or specific species mapping across sites. 

Wild Landscapes Management services

Specific Habitat Creation - If you have a particular species in mind, we can offer designs and creation of a specific habitat such as hibernacula, small mammal shelters, bird feeders and nest boxes, bug hotels, native hedgerow planting etc.  

Wild Landscapes Habitat creation

Wildlife Garden/ Green Space Design - Planting schemes for pollinating borders, wildflower mini meadows, native shrub and tree planting. 

Wild Landscapes Wildlife Garden design

Project Engagement Workshop - With the expert background in leading adult and youth wellbeing projects at the Trust, Chelsie and Nick are fully qualified and highly experienced in offering outdoor wellbeing activities as part of our work. They tailor packages so that your staff, students, family, friends or community groups can get involved in the creation of your chosen green space project, so they can benefit and feel part of the process. Follow-up workshops such as a 'bioblitz', wildlife surveys or pond dipping can also be offered to make use of and get people interacting with your new wildlife space. 

Wild Landscapes Wellbeing

The team are always happy to hear from you about any other ideas or project you may have. 

For all of the services above, you will be given a bespoke quote after a consultation. If you are interested, please contact:

Chelsie Philips & Nick Self 

01380 829051

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