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.
Climate friendly gardening
There are plenty of ways you can take action against climate change in your own backyard or local greenspace.
How to conserve water
If we all do our part in conserving precious water supplies, we can make a huge difference for the environment.
The best plants for bees and pollinators
Set up a ‘nectar café’ by planting flowers for pollinating insects like bees and butterflies
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…
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.