A biocoenotic garden, (also known as a natural, wild, naturalistic, or ecological garden), is a place where nature is allowed to govern itself by its own rules. These self-sufficient gardens do a great job without too much human interference. However, such a state can only be achieved if the natural garden is properly designed and constructed. Otherwise, it will be closer to the “wild bushes” typical of ruderal communities than to a natural ecosystem functioning in dynamic balance.
Wild gardens and biocoenotic gardens
Natural gardens and traditional gardens
The idea behind biocoenotic gardens is to create a habitat in which all organisms (plant and animal – biocenosis) remain in a state of dynamic equilibrium. Pests are fought by their natural enemies. Following from this ecological approach, the use of fertilizers and chemicals is avoided in natural gardens. Materials and vegetation are carefully selected, and planting plays a special role; people only start certain processes, and then give nature a free hand. Constant supervision and a multitude of treatment products are typical for traditional gardens. Gardener are the key link with traditional gardens – they provide the space and plants, replant, prune, remove random “volunteer” plants, mow lawns, and use chemicals to tame nature – in order to achieve the intended visual effect.
What do we provide in the context of natural gardens?
We provide comprehensive implementation for various types of ecological gardens, both those with wild natural appearances, and more formal styles with geometric shapes. We create each biocoenotic garden to take into account the natural possibilities and potential of the area, and the individual requirements of the investor. In the design, we can include and create additional elements that have a positive effect on the surrounding microclimate and suit wild natural gardens perfectly, such as:
- natural ponds
- swimming ponds
Why choose a wild natural garden?
There are a few reasons why you should opt for an ecological natural garden:
More time to rest – biocoenotic gardens do not require as much effort as traditional gardens;
Wild gardens can be incorporated into a functional household element;
Lower set up and maintenance costs when compared to traditional gardens;
Reduce the recreational exploitation of the environment by creating an “island biotope” instead;
Unfettered year round communion with nature.
Moreover, natural gardens constitute an important step towards ecological principles of managing green spaces, which are one of the most valuable resources on our planet. We have experienced experts in this field who can advise on the selection of the most profitable solutions; solutions tailored to the investor’s expectations and the possibilities of a given area.