A survey of 100 landscape professionals, garden designers and landscape
architects suggests that fewer than a fifth of clients (19%) are asking for
sustainability to be part of a brief.
The survey, undertaken by Palmstead Nurseries ahead of its Strictly
Sustainable workshop on 16 September, questioned participants on their plant
choices, carbon footprint and their clients' knowledge and appetite for sustainability.
The results reveal that only half of those questioned were using
sustainably sourced plants, with fewer than a quarter (23%) using recycled
concrete and just 39% integrating sustainably sourced water into their
Half of those questioned (51%) felt that the industry was on the
right track but that more could be done in terms of embracing sustainability,
while a quarter said they "˜still didn't feel sufficiently equipped to know
enough about their carbon footprint'.