Did you know that, on average, private gardens make up 20% of our cities? That's why they're so important, providing space for wildlife and forming links between larger green spaces to make wildlife corridors.
A garden or yard is a valuable home for wildlife by night and day, and is also a vital refuge for many kinds of wildlife. Anything we do to help, no matter how small, adds up to make a big difference for the future of native species.
The Wildlife Trusts are a key partner in Wild About Gardens.
Actions you can take to make your garden more wildlife friendly
How to provide bushes for nesting birds
In the spring, birds choose the best locations to build nests, so why not offer them a safe place to settle?
How to make your garden a chemical-free zone
Go chemical-free in your garden to help wildlife, make a safer environment for people and pets, and save money!
Plant flowers for bees and pollinators
Set up a ‘nectar café’ by planting flowers for pollinating insects like bees and butterflies
How to make a shrub garden for wildlife
Woody shrubs and climbers provide food for wildlife, including berries, fruits, seeds, nuts leaves and nectar-rich flowers. So why not…
How to compost your waste
Instead of sending your waste to landfill, create your very own compost shelter for wildlife.
How to build a mini stone wall
Learn a tradition with its roots in the Iron Age and build your own mini dry stone wall to attract wildlife.
Wildlife Gardening Events
Gardening for Wildlife
Talk explaining the steps we can take to improve our gardens for wildlife - and us!
The Wildlife of a Peterborough Garden
Illustrated talk about the wide range of plants and animals that can be found in a suburban Peterborough garden, followed by Christmas…
Improve your garden for wildlife
Practical activities for all ages
Shop for wildlife gardening
Visit our online shop or call in at the Visitor Centre at the Nene Wetlands.
Wildlife gardening blogs
Top tips and experiences from our staff and volunteers
Connect with nature this autumn
Autumn is here, and our Head of Communities and Wildlife is taking stock and reconnecting with the wild.
30 Days Wild - A week of Wild Pictures
We've been gathering a wild rainbow for the first week of 30 Days Wild
Help look after nature at your workplace
Nature needs us now more than ever - and that can mean companies getting involved in helping wildlife as well as individuals...
New homes for swifts in Little Paxton
Now's a great time to put up nestboxes before our swifts return in April/May. Sophie has been inspired by National Nestbox Week and…
30 Days Wild - Day Twenty - Nurture your nettles
Singing the praises of these stinging weeds for wildlife...
30 Days Wild - Day Eighteen - Photograph your garden
Enjoying the fruits of a wildlife garden....