Let Nature Improve Your Garden

Create a wildlife haven

GOOD for birds, bees, butterflies and bats
GOOD for your children
GOOD for you
GOOD for the planet

Here’s a tiny selection of plants to attract wildlife


Hawthorn, Holly, Rowan, Hazel, Crab Apple,
Apple, Yew


Ivy, Hop, Wild Honeysuckle, Rambling Rose


Berberis, Hebe, Rosemary, Juniper


Lavender, Echinacea, Hemp-agrimony,
Iceplant, Marjoram

Why do it?

Here's some good reasons

❦ Wildlife is under threat, including once common creatures.
❦ Their habitat, places to find food and raise young, is disappearing. Gardens can help rebalance this loss.
❦ We need wildlife for pollination of food plants and to keep down pests, indeed our very survival depends on wildlife.
❦ Wildlife gardening is more relaxed, it is good for our well-being and will bring joy and interest to you and your family.


It doesn’t matter how large or small your space is, we can all make a difference.

Here's some good ideas to start things off:

❦ Put in a pond
❦ Plant a small native tree, bush or even a hedge
❦ Fill the garden with plants, including nectar-rich climbers and bee-friendly flowers
❦ Allow the grass to grow taller in places
❦ Form a logpile or stickpile
❦ Make holes in fences for hedgehogs

❦ Put up bird and bat nesting boxes
❦ Put up insect houses
❦ Put up a birdfeeder
❦ Leave seedheads on over winter
❦ Go chemical-free
❦ Leave some corners less tidy
❦ Get the family involved
❦ Record your wildlife online at iRecord

Relax, observe, enjoy

You deserve it you’ve done something good


Check out these websites for lots of good ideas and advice:


If you would like to get more involved locally in wildlife conservation visit:


Thinking of things further afield

When out and about exploring please be aware of the disturbance that you and your pets can cause to wildlife.

Thanks to Adrian Thomas [Wildlife Gardening Forum] for his advice.

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