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 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 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.
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!
What to feed hedgehogs and badgers
Putting out a bit of food can help see mammals like hedgehogs through colder spells.
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 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 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
Discover amazing gardens
Meet our garden heroes from our wildlife gardening competition 2019. You can sign up to get a wildlife friendly plaque here.