Landscapingrefers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land, including:
elements, such as
fauna; or what is commonly called
gardening, the art and craft of growing plants with a goal of creating a beauty within the
Natural elements such as
shape and elevation, or
bodies of water; and
Abstract elements such as the
and lighting conditions.
Landscaping requires expertise inhorticultureand artistic design.
The West Midlands is a metropolitan county and combined authority area in western-central England with a 2018 estimated population of 2,916,458, making it the second most populous county in England after Greater London. It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The county itself is a NUTS 2 region within the wider NUTS 1 region of the same name. The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall.