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!
Create different habitats in your garden to attract a range of wildlife species.
Have a go at making your own bird nest box, or try encouraging hedgehogs into your garden with our handy 'Creature Features' guide.
Take a look at our factsheets to get you started!