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6-spot Burnet Moth. Native wildflower meadow Cornwall, UK by Green Earth Gardens and Ecology. Wildlife gardens.

Tom Hughes started Green Earth in 2016 with the view to combine two of his biggest passions; Ecology and Garden Design. 

Tom graduated with a BSc Hons in Ecology and Conservation in 2010 and has since worked for The Organic Research Centre and several Ecological Consultancies. He has also carried out substantial voluntary work in the practical conservation sector, and has worked extensively in landscaping, gardening, and arboriculture (tree surgery).

Training and Qualifications :

  • BSC Conservation Biology and Ecology - Exeter University

  • RHS Level 2  - Horticulture - Duchy College

  • Permaculture Design Course - Aranya and Klaudia von Gool

  • Brush-cutter maintenance and use - Lantra Awards 

  • Chainsaw cross-cutting and maintenance – Lantra Awards

  • 4x4 Recreational off-road driving – Lantra Awards

  • Invertebrate Survey Techniques – Oxford University

  • Apple tree management – Countryman Les

  • Apple Tree Grafting Course - The Midshires Orchard Group

  • Practical GPS/GIS 2 day course - ABCGIS

  • Phase 1, 2, and NVC Habitat Surveying - IEEM

  • Dormouse Ecology and Conservation – The Mammal Society

  • Cirl bunting conservation in the UK – Ambios Ecology

  • Wildlife and the Law – Ambios Ecology

  • L2 ND Work-based Environmental Conservation - Duchy College

  • John Muir and V50 volunteering awards

  • Tractor driving and maintenance – Lark Valley Training



Green Earth offers a unique, highly trained service driven by Ecology and Nature Conservation. We are a family-run business conducting Landscape Design, Wildlife Gardening and Ecological Consultancy work all around Cornwall. Operating both privately and commercially, we specialise in creating Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) in all of our work.

Tom's broad background in Ecology and Garden Design enables the business to offer the unique service of Ecological Survey, Design, Create and Manage, all under one name.

We can create multi functional spaces and features that  balance our clients needs and tastes with Ecological value, combining Contemporary Garden Design with Wildlife Conservation. Yes, you can have both.

Tom now manages a small team of grafters with a wide range of useful and transferable skills.


Green Earth Gardens, Cornwall. Wildlife gardening. Biodiversity Net Gain. Ecological Consultancy.
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