Wildlife gardening

Wildlife gardening

Nick Upton

Encouraging wildlife into your garden

With an estimated 16 million gardens in the UK, the way they are cared for can make a big difference to the natural world. Whilst individual gardens might be small, together they form a patchwork that links green spaces in towns and villages to the wider countryside and nature reserves. Together, our gardens are a vast living landscape.

Wildlife gardening is about making a haven for you, as well as for wildlife. By gardening with wildlife in mind, you'll be rewarded with a natural outdoor space, where you can observe the animals and plants that make their home there. 

Take action for wildlife

Learn how to help different wildlife species in your garden.

From planting flowers, shrubs and trees to attract pollinators, to building a wildlife pond, it's easier than you think to create a place for wildlife at home!

Creating habitats

Create different habitats in your garden to attract a range of wildlife species.

Have a go at making your own bird nest box, try encouraging hedgehogs into your garden, or if you have a bigger plot of land why not create your own wildflower meadow!

Build a bird box

Have a go

Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Create a wildflower meadow

Have a go

James Adler

Make a home for wildlife

Have a go

Gillian Day

Informative downloads

Take a look at our factsheets to get you started!

Online resources

Vine House Farm bird foods

When you buy your bird food from Vine House Farm, 4% of every sale is donated to your local Wildlife Trust!

Buy bird food

Neil Aldridge