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.
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How to grow a wild patch or mini meadow
Whether it's a flowerpot, flowerbed, wild patch in your lawn, or entire meadow, planting wildflowers provides vital resources to…
How to create a hedgehog hole
Help hedgehogs get around by making holes and access points in fences and barriers to link up the gardens in your neighbourhood.
How to create a vertical garden
Gardening doesn’t need to be restricted to the ground - bring your walls to life for wildlife! Many types of plants will thrive in a…
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 build a bat box
Build your own bat box and give a bat a safe place to roost.
How to grow a wildlife- friendly vegetable garden
Learn about companion planting, friendly pest control, organic repellents and how wildlife and growing vegetables can go hand in hand.…
How to make a log shelter
Log piles are perfect hiding places for insects, providing a convenient buffet for frog, birds, and hedgehogs too!
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…
Reduce food waste
10 tips to reduce food waste today!
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.