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

Wild about gardens

Wild About Gardens beetle booklet cover

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

In 2021 we’re going wild about beetles! Beetles are a vital part of any wildlife garden and, unfortunately, beetle populations are threatened by things like pesticides, habitat loss and climate change.

Use our activity sheets to make a special place for beetles to live. Before you start, pledge your patch to beetles on the Wild About Gardens website and see how many patches have been pledged across the UK.

Pledge to create a beetle home   

Build a beetle bank

Wildlife gardening talks

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.