Wildlife at home
Together, our gardens are a vast living landscape. With an estimated 24 million gardens in the UK, the way they are cared for can make a big difference to the natural world. Large or small, ledge or yard, your garden can be a mosaic in a wider network of natural havens linking urban green spaces with nature reserves and the countryside.
Hedgehogs, bats, sparrows, song thrushes and stag beetles are all declining species in the UK, but if we manage our gardens to benefit wildlife, these creatures and many more will find refuge. Discover a whole host of wild ideas and features below – or just pick one and then sit back, enjoy the view and see who visits!
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.
The Wildlife Trusts and the RHS set up the Wild About Gardens campaign to celebrate wildlife gardening and to encourage people to use their gardens to take action to help support nature. We produce a new free guide each year.
Using camera traps
Camera traps are a great way of discovering what creatures are using your garden, with minimal disturbance. Our mammal expert Stuart, shares his top tips for buying and installing these traps to record a variety of wildlife.
Spring wildlife gardening
As the days get longer and warmer we’ll all be itching to get out into the garden and start sowing, planting and tidying for a glorious…
Mid winter wildlife gardening
The shortest days are upon us, and spring may seem a long way off, but there are still jobs we can be getting on with in the wildlife…
Autumn wildlife gardening
Autumn is traditionally the time to tidy up your garden, ‘putting it to bed for winter’ as my grandfather would say. Times and attitudes…
Search for a species
Vine House Farm Bird Foods
Our enduring partnership with Vine House Farm Bird Foods has inspired and enabled people to look after the wildlife in their garden for over ten years. Every purchase raises money for the Wildlife Trusts too!
In ten years this partnership has raised over £1.5million, an unprecedented level of support for a charity from a small family business which enables us to help many more people experience the joy of wildlife.