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 go peat free at home
Our homes and gardens have an important role in the fight against climate change. Help preserve vital peatland by going peat free.
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 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 create a vertical garden
Gardening doesn’t need to be restricted to the ground - bring your walls to life for wildlife!
How to make a bog garden
Instead of draining, make the waterlogged or boggy bits of garden work for nature, and provide a valuable habitat.
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!
Wild about gardens
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.
Wildlife gardening talks
Wildlife gardening blogs
Top tips and experiences from our staff and volunteers
Stem the sound
There are lots of ways we can employ the power of nature to reduce noise pollution around the home.
The humble house sparrow
Tom Hibbert, birdwatcher and content officer for The Wildlife Trusts, takes a closer look at one of the UK’s most familiar birds.
The brilliance of beetles
Steve Garland, chair of Lancashire Wildlife Trust and beetle expert, explores the world of these incredible, armoured insects.
Happy Hog-manay! - Harry Hog's blog
Trust Promoter Harry Hog has been exploring our reserves this winter - and helping wildlife on his own doorstep, too.
How does my wildflower garden grow?
Fundraising and Supporter Assistant Fiona planted a wildflower meadow from scratch back in March, right at the beginning of lockdown.…
Wildlife Gardening for Beginners: The Left-overs
Un-green-fingered Rebecca Neal, Communities and Wildlife Officer, took a website dive into wildlife gardening advice to research for a…
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.