Wildlife Gardening

Wildlife Gardening

Wild Garden by Caroline Fitton

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.

How to make your garden more wildlife friendly

The front cover of the free downloadable leaflet all about gardening for butterflies

The Wildlife Trusts are a key partner in Wild About Gardens, along with the RHS. 

In 2020 we’ve been inspired by the new movie adaptation of The Secret Garden and just like us, the filmmakers are passionate about butterflies! 

Use our activity sheets to make a special place for wildlife – with a Secret Garden of your own, where you can replenish your soul, reconnect with nature and help wildlife to thrive. 

Before you start, pledge your patch to butterflies on the Wild About Gardens website and see how many patches have been pledged across the UK.

Pledge to plant for butterflies   

Butterfly Border Activity Sheet

Butterfly Border Activity Sheet

Wildlife gardening blogs

Top tips and experiences from our staff and volunteers

Guide to Wildlife Gardening

Download your wildlife gardening guide

Wildlife-friendly gardening is about making a haven for you, as well as for wildlife. By gardening sympathetically for wildlife, you’ll be rewarded by a truly natural outdoor space, where you can get in touch with the plants, animals and birds that make their home there.