Keep Dorset Buzzing
Help pollinators in your garden with advice and inspiration
On this page you'll find lots of ideas for wildlife gardening from our wildlife gardening expert, Kate Bradbury, as well as how to guides and blogs, where you can read about what to do every month this spring, summer and autumn, to encourage wildlife into your garden.
You can also sign-up to the Action for Insects campaign where you will receive a free guide so you can start making small changes where you live to make a big difference to declining insects.
Wildlife Gardening advice
Here Kate Bradbury talks about what you can do in your garden at any time of year to help pollinators and other wildlife.
A year of wildlife blog advice
Take action to help wildlife
How to have an eco-Christmas
Whether you celebrate a big family Christmas, or you just give out a few cards to your friends and neighbours to wish them a happy time…
Change how you travel
Leave the car at home and cut your environmental footprint.
Change what you eat
Buy local produce, eat more plant-based foods and reduce your food miles to shrink your environmental footprint.
How to build a hedgehog home
By providing safe places for hedgehogs to live, you’re much more likely to see these prickly creatures in your garden.
Contact your MP
By writing to your MP or meeting them in person, you can help them to understand more about a local nature issue you care passionately…
Change your energy use
Energy used in buildings accounts for around 17% of total emissions. Reducing your household energy use by switching to a renewable…
How to conserve water
If we all do our part in conserving precious water supplies, we can make a huge difference for the environment.
Climate friendly gardening
There are plenty of ways you can take action against climate change in your own backyard or local greenspace.
Recycle and reuse
Recycle, upcycle - and make do and mend! Production of household waste needs to decrease by 33% by 2037 to reach emissions targets. So…
Discover amazing gardens
Meet our garden heroes from our wildlife gardening competition 2019. You can apply to the Wildlife Gardening Champions Scheme to receive your wildlife friendly plaque here.