Contractors and sources of seed

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Grassland management services +

Contractors offering grassland management services

Unless stated contractors listed operate across the whole of Herefordshire. They are used by our members but this does not imply endorsement by Herefordshire Meadows. Please ask if you want a reference. 

Peter Tierney

Green Hay Strewing advice and contractor with pedestrian and tractor machinery


TEL: 01873 860376

Matt Cobb

Environmental work including grassland, tree and scrub management using pedestrian equipment including BCS Bank Commander with flail mower, buck rake, scythe cutter, wheel barrow, hay rake and mini baler. Additionally, also a Forest ST6P 6 inch petrol wood chipper. Based in Kingstone but widely available including Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.


TEL: 01981 251903/ 07936 396436

Environmental Landcare – James Davies

Contracting service based in Clearwell, Gloucestershire including scrub management, pollarding, coppicing, hedge planting woodland and grassland management (excluding haymaking).



TEL: 07920 054844


Haydn and Liz Brookes have an Amazone Profihopper cut and collect flail machine available as contract service at working distance from GL2 postcode. Liz grows native provenance plant plugs and provides seed for restoration projects from her nursery on Herefordshire / Glos. border.  Also see seed source section of this website


TEL: Haydn 07979 966696

PA Environmental and Gardening Services

Meadow topping, harrowing, green hay strewing, tree surgery, woodland management, hedge laying, small fencing jobs, ponds and ecological surveys.


TEL: 07922 668694

Andrew Bower – Herefordshire Meadows Group member

Opico grass harrow, chain harrow, flail topper, tractor and driver for occasional hire in parishes bordering Hentland and Hoarwithy.

TEL: 01432 840400

Ken Lloyd

Hay making in Clifford area.

TEL: 07812155247

P. J. O’Boyle

Mowing, tedding, fencing, pond work and scrapes. Will carry out baling if coincides with baling of own land into large square bales. Available in Colwall, Malvern and Mathon.

TEL: 01684540275

Geoff and Jack Jay

Agricultural contractors – harrowing, sward lifting, slot seeding, cultivation and drilling, hedge cutting, muck spreading, combining and hay making including small bales.

TEL: 01544 318365 / 07919137020 (Geoff)  01544 318315 / 07833555008 (Jack)

Raymond Pritchard

Mowing and preparation for hay making. Also available for topping, flailing, chain harrowing, hedge trimming. Tree work and fencing also undertaken. Can arrange for small or large baler as requested. Based in Longtown and will consider any viable distance.

TEL: 07814462204

Jack Jones

Hay making of small bales. Also fencing, hedging and groundworks. Able to sell small bale hay and straw so can take bales if not needed by owner. Available Leysters and surrounding 30 miles radius.

TEL: 07890461228

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust – Esther Clarke

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust Hire Scheme. Available for hire when not in use by trust staff. Bracken roller and brush seed harvester for hire to experienced operators and may be available for local restoration projects by special contract arrangement.


TEL: 01432 356872

Matthew O’Toole

Small bale hay making, harrowing (4m set of chain harrows), sward slitter (aerator), wood chipping and tree surgery.


TEL: 07590421705

Jon Nightingale

Wild flower meadow/grassland contractor, using low ground pressure machinery, covering Herefordshire and surrounding areas. Harrowing, over-seeding, flail mowing and aerating.


TEL: 07912 495447

Dave Smith

Tree surgery, hedge planting and laying advice.


TEL: 01432 266937 / 07905 849842

Guy Tustin

Fencing contractor and traditional hedgerow management.


TEL: 07710447663

Border Contracts Fencing Ltd

All types of fencing and gates including agricultural, security and bespoke.


TEL: 01981 500172

Ed Dickson

Agricultural fencing based in Llanveynoe covering the Black Mountains and Golden Valley area.

TEL: 01873 860254 / 07967409856

Terry Griffiths 

Contractor based in Llangarron covering nearby parishes in South Herefordshire with small square and round baler and large round baler for smaller meadows and paddocks.

TEL: 01989 770385

McConnel Limited

Offer a range of remote controlled machinery designed to carry out works in challenging terrain, hazardous areas, and restricted-access zones. Watch the Robocut RC75 in action here.

TEL: 01584 813417

High House Equestrian Limited

Contractor based in Clifford. Specialise in low disturbance re-seeding and grassland care.

TEL: 07427 607213

Native and local provenance seed, green hay, plugs and plants +

Sources of native and local provenance seed, green hay, plugs and plants


Suppliers of wildflower and meadow seed mixtures, tree and shrub seeds from Shropshire based firm.

TEL:  01939 210638


Liz Brookes grows local provenance wildflower plug plants and can supply meadow seed mixtures of know prevenance, based on the Gloucester and Herefordshire border.  A local grass cut and collect contracting service using an Amazone Profihopper may be available on request.


TEL: 07875 221409

Hereford Hay Exchange

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Natural England and Herefordshire Meadows are working in collaboration to put species rich meadow owners in touch with those needing a seed source for meadow creation and restoration projects. If you have hay to donate or sell or if you’re looking for local source of hay or seed please contact Andrew NIxon or Caroline Hanks and complete a simple form to join the confidential database we are building up.


TEL:  01432 356872

British Orchids

Suppliers of native orchid plants and advice on how to grow orchids in your meadow.

Contact Suzanne Noble


TEL:  07585150845 / 01531 671004


Suppliers of native provenance wildflower and meadow seed mixtures and packs of seed of individual plant species.


TEL:  01553 829028


Formerly operating in Herefordshire this company is now based in Cambs supplying native plants and plugs.


TEL: 07730302826

Habitat aid


Flora locale resources are now in the CIEEM Resource Hub

Directory of suppliers of native provenance wildflower and meadow seed mixtures, trees, shrubs etc .

We are putting together a more extensive list of contractors for grassland and other habitat management. Please Contact Us if you have any suggestions or requests. Complete our Meadows Machinery survey to tell us about or to be put in touch with people in your part of Herefordshire who have similar machinery needs and might collaborate to share / purchase / block book contractors etc.

Machinery to hire +

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust Hire Scheme

Available for hire when not in use by Trust staff.  Hirers require own transport, including a trailer. Will need to evidence a track record of machinery operation & be prepared to sign a formal hire agreement where hirer takes on responsibility for any damage or breakages during use.

Bracken roller and brush seed harvester for hire to experienced operators and may be available for local restoration projects by special contract arrangement.


TEL: 01432 356872