Wildlife Gardening

Helping wildlife at home

© Vaughn Matthews

Go wild at home and in the garden!

With many of our natural landscapes in poor condition for wildlife and once-common species now declining across the UK, helping nature at home through wildlife gardening and sustainable living is an important way to help the natural word recover.

Wildlife ponds

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Plants for pollinators

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© Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hills Photography

Helping garden wildlife

Together, our gardens are a vast living landscape. With an estimated 16 million gardens in the UK, the way they are cared for can make a big difference to the natural world. Learn how to help different wildlife species on your patch.

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Hedgehog in autumn leaves

© Tom Marshall

Wildlife gardening

Helping hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are declining rapidly in the UK. Learn how to make a home for hedgehogs in your garden and report your sightings.

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Bee home
Wildlife gardening

Bringing back bees

Your garden can serve as a fantastic habitat for a wide range of bee species throughout the year.

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Goldfinch on bird feeder

© Derek Moore

Wildlife gardening

Caring for birds

There are many simple actions you can take at home to help birds flourish on your patch.

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7-Spotted Ladybird Larva

© Amy Lewis

Wildlife gardening

Pest or guest?

Each garden is a miniature ecosystem. The creatures within it determine what thrives, survives, deteriorates or dies.

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Easy wildlife wins

A selection of simple activities to help wildlife at home and in the garden.

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