Wildlife gardening

Wildlife

Wildlife Gardening

© Nick Upton/2020VISION

Go wild in your garden! 

Large or small, ledge or yard, your garden could be part of a wider network of natural havens linking urban green spaces with nature reserves and the countryside.

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 make your garden a wildlife haven below...

Creating habitats

Create different habitats in your garden to attract a range of wildlife species.

From planting flowers, shrubs and trees to attract pollinators, to building a wildlife pond, it's easier than you think to create a place for wildlife at home.

Plants for Pollinators

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© Zsuzsanna Bird

Wildlife Ponds

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Common frog

Helping garden wildlife

Learn how to help different wildlife species in your garden.

Hedgehog

© Gillian Day

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 on aster

© Rachel Scopes

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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Blackbird in grass

© Jon Hawkins

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

Pest or guest

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

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Wildlife Garden Award

Enter the Surrey Wildlife Garden Award and see how your patch shapes up for nature!

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