The key areas in which we work typically fall into four main categories:
From large-scale watery landscapes, including natural swimming pools, to smaller ponds and intimate spaces – whatever the space, the introduction of naturally moving water improves the heart of any garden. It creates an uplifting mood and supports a healthy environment for wildlife, animals and people by helping them to reconnect with nature.
You could say education starts to happen through play. From early learning years through to adulthood, people never lose their curiosity with nature and water. The ‘water workshops’ we stage lead to a deeper understanding of the connections between water and life. Children especially can relate to this by engaging in interactive water play environments – not prescribed or over-engineered experiences, but ones that are open to exploration, self-discovery and natural connectivity. We aim to make this accessible to everyone through imaginative design, use of natural materials and ongoing product development.
Over the years, we have been exploring the relationship between naturally moving water, its therapeutic qualities and how it can bring about a sense of wellbeing. During this time, we have worked with a number of medical practitioners, therapists (conventional and alternative), Feng Shui masters, mental health managers and heads of special needs educational establishments and communities, all of whom understand the value of healthy, naturally moving water and the environment it creates. Projects have included a sensory garden for a special needs school; water gardens in a number of mental health rehabilitation units; a water cascade for a healing garden within a young offenders’ institute; and water features for several memorial gardens.
Water plays a vital role in the organic and biodynamic approach to the life of a place. In combination with biological filters or reed-beds, Flowforms can improve the water quality of both sewage and non-sewage wastewater, for example from laundry and showers. Through effective circulation and oxygenation of the water, it can be used for irrigation or returned to open nature in a condition that adds quality to the environment. The management of liquid manure and farmyard run-off are also areas we can greatly improve; the reconditioning of stored rainwater is another. We also design and build natural waste water treatment systems for commercial and domestic settings and systems for stirring biodynamic preparations for farms and other agricultural settings.