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Tending The Wild

As an ecological gardener, designer and creative I work to create connections between people and wild nature. Each action strives to rewild the environments we inhabit to nourish our physical and mental health and support ecological diversity. Creating plant focused landscape designs, management plans and land consultations.

The gardens I create are inspired by the cultures that have tended the ecosystems around them for their nourishment, while enhancing the landscape for wildlife.


An edible forest garden with diverse natural resources, flowers, trees and shrubs.


Gardens informed by current understanding in ecology, rewilding and ethnobotany. Creating regenerative landscapes that thrive with wildlife, produce food for people and offer natural beauty.

An edible meadow with a salad of 19 different species from the diverse and beautiful flower meadow. 


We Are Nature

Today many people see nature as a resource to exploit or something that must be protected, separate from humans. Traditional ethnobotanical knowledge positions humans as a part of nature. Our actions influence the ecosystems around us and equally the health of ecosystems echo our  own health. Throughout the world we have forgotten how to work with the land & wildlife around us to provide for our needs. We depend on far away resources to support use from day to day. This pattern is degrading environments and life that we depend on for our ongoing existence. I help my clients work with the land to support their needs and wildlife.


"It was probably the best course I've been on tbh! New thought-provoking ideas, pulling together strands of growing food, novel edibles, meadows, ecology, rewilding and more. Interactive too with games! Yes! Games!" 

- Cherry Taylor

"It was a brilliant day. Sid Hill is a natural educator. I learnt so much about plant communities and ecological design. It was interactive and informative and we had a great group of people. The venue was fantastic too. I would recommend!"

- Natalya Scott

"A fabulous workshop with Sid, taking us through his approach to ecological gardening and design with a mix of presentations and group activities. So much inspiration, and his passion and depth of knowledge really shine through. Thoroughly recommended."

- Belinda Cooper

"Sid delivered a brilliant workshop here at Damson Farm. His depth of knowledge and considered approach to structuring the day made it a stimulating and fun experience for everyone involved. Thanks Sid!"

- Alison Jenkins

“I attended a series of three lectures given by Sid on his creative approach to ecological gardening. I was completely inspired and came away with a renewed love for my chosen profession of gardening, brimming with ideas and practical tips. Thanks so much Sid for a brilliant day, I can't recommend you more highly.”

- Rosie Treharne

"Sid carried out a fantastic training day for my business - we're a team of designers and horticulturalists and Sid came to our workplace in London and ran a full day workshop on Ecological Garden Management. It was incredibly insightful and everyone absolutely loved the day. With a careful blend of lectures, fun activities and group discussion we covered a significant range of topics - always making it relatable to work we actually do. I couldn't recommend Sid more highly and would strongly advise upskilling yourself and team through getting him to do a workshop!"

- Harry Holding

"We feel very lucky to have found Sid, His blend of enthusiasm, academic and practical abilities make him the perfect fit for our needs. The design and plan he has produced has really helped us envision the full potential of our little bit of land - for wildlife and for beauty. Really looking forward to working with him to turn it into reality. Thank you Sid." S.W, Perranporth

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