Danaher & Walsh's gardener shares expert advice in new book
The gardener responsible for the grounds at Danaher & Walsh's Mountsorrel office has published a book sharing his expertise.
Kelly Baldry works as a freelance gardener, specialising in public spaces and commercial premises. His new book, Grasses and Perennials - Sustainable Planting for Shared Spaces, outlines his principles for successfully planting shared spaces.
Kelly's impressive work at D&W's Mountsorrel head office features within the book.
Speaking about the book, Kelly said: "The maintenance of our shared spaces makes a statement - it says that we care about our environment and our well-being.
"The aim of the book is to contribute to the discussion about how planted spaces can positively influence our surroundings, while being environmentally friendly, sustainable and stimulating."
Extract: Grasses and Perennials - Sustainable Planting for Shared Spaces
Planting our visible environment fulfils a basic human need, to connect with nature and the wider landscape. Our appreciation of nature rises while walking in woodland or looking at open grassland, moorland or wildflower meadow - definitive and recognisable landscapes, distinct from arbitrary urban planting. If the appreciated landscape can somehow be imported into the largely sterile urban environment, we can all benefit from a collective feeling of well-being.