Help us Keep Dorset Buzzing
Help pollinators in your garden with our top tips!
Thank you to everyone who took part in our biggest ever campaign - #GetDorsetBuzzing. We were blown away by how many of you signed up to help pollinators in your gardens! We now have a legacy of more than 4,000 buzzing gardens and we're keen to support everyone to keep helping our buzzing friends. On this page you'll find lots of ideas for wildlife gardening that you can use at any time of year from our Wildlife Gardening expert Kate Bradbury, as well as some inspiration from our wildlife garden competition winners, how to guides and blogs.
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
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How to cut out palm oil – not trees
Palm Oil is a cheap, efficient form of vegetable oil, but a lot of species-rich tropical habitat is being destroyed to make way for it…
How to create a mini pond
Even a small pond can be home to an interesting range of wildlife, including damsel and dragonflies, frogs and newts.
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…
How to use less plastic
Plastic waste and its damaging effect on our seas and natural world has been big news recently. Here's what you can you do about it…
How to build a bat box
Build your own bat box and give a bat a safe place to roost.
How to provide bushes for nesting birds
In the spring, birds choose the best locations to build nests, so why not offer them a safe place to settle?
How to clean nestboxes and bird feeders
Nestboxes can harbour parasites so it is good practice to take them down at the end of the season and give them a clean. Likewise it is…
How to make a coastal garden
Coastal gardening can be a challenge, but with the right plants in the right place, your garden and its wildlife visitors can thrive.…
How to make a hedge for wildlife
Hedges provide important shelter and protection for wildlife, particularly nesting birds and hibernating insects.
Discover amazing gardens
Meet our garden heroes from our wildlife gardening competition 2019. You can sign up to get a wildlife friendly plaque here.