Parks including Crane Park, Vine Road and Pesthouse Common

Pictorial Meadows were commissioned to initially sow annual meadows in various parks throughout the Borough (Richmond and Twickenham) but after three years they decided they wanted more permanent meadows. We then moved into sowing perennial seed mixes and laying our new PM Turf product to provide beautiful but sustainable features which have proved a big success with visitors to the parks.

‘I’ve just come back from Crane Park and it is looking fab!’, says Yvonne Kelleher, Parks Development Officer.

Portia Baker, Consultant Landscape Architect to the Council reports:

“Pictorial Meadows’ annual meadows were a great success with our parks users and residents, but after sowing them for 3 consecutive years we decided to make the transition to more sustainable perennial meadows at a few key sites. We are currently establishing four of Pictorial Meadows perennial meadows from seed and a further three from their PM Turf. Composed of a mixture of native and non-native species, we hope these will provide colour and interest for many years as well as providing nectar, pollen and seed heads for the wildlife”.

Flowering meadow in the Park

The meadow’s first year of flowering

Pollen rich Pictorial Meadow flowers

The Pictorial Meadow full of pollen and nectar