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
How to compost your waste
Instead of sending your green waste to landfill, create your own compost.
How to go peat free in your garden
Our gardens have an important role in the fight against climate change. Help preserve vital peatland by going peat free in your garden…
How to make a hedge for wildlife
Hedges provide important shelter and protection for wildlife, particularly nesting birds and hibernating insects.
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 attract moths and bats to your garden
Plant flowers that release their scent in the evening to attract moths and, ultimately, bats looking for an insect-meal into your garden…
How to grow a wildlife- friendly vegetable garden
Growing vegetables is a great – and tasty – way of attracting wildlife to your garden. Learn about companion planting and how wildlife…
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.
Wildlife gardening blogs
Top tips and experiences from our staff and volunteers
Wildlife from Home
With many of us working from home and avoiding travel - it can be difficult to keep in touch with nature. We are introducing '…
Why you should love toads (and other amphibians!)
Communities & Wildlife Officer Rebecca Neal gives us the lowdown on why amphibians are important, why they are under threat - and…
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…
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.