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.
We have a new campaign to help spread the positive message that we can help our pollinators. Action for Insects will see us team up with other Wildlife Trusts to help make positive changes for insects across the UK.
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 compost your waste
Instead of sending your green waste to landfill, create your own compost.
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 make your garden a chemical-free zone
Go chemical-free in your garden to help wildlife, make a safer environment for people and pets, and save money!
How to feed birds in your garden
Find out how to attract birds into your garden all year round.
Plant flowers for bees and pollinators
Set up a ‘nectar café’ by planting flowers for pollinating insects like bees and butterflies
How to make a bee hotel
Solitary bees are important pollinators and a gardener’s friend. Help them by building a bee hotel for your home or garden and watch…
How to attract bumblebees to your garden
Bumble bees are important pollinating insects, but they are under threat. You can help them in your garden by planting bumble bee-…
How to attract butterflies to your garden
Provide food for caterpillars and choose nectar-rich plants for butterflies and you’ll have a colourful, fluttering display in your…
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…
Discover amazing gardens
Meet our garden heroes from our wildlife gardening competition 2019. You can sign up to get a wildlife friendly plaque here.