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
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How to go peat free at home
Our homes and gardens have an important role in the fight against climate change. Help preserve vital peatland by going peat free.
How to make a bog garden
Instead of draining, make the waterlogged or boggy bits of garden work for nature, and provide a valuable habitat.
How to grow a wild patch
It doesn’t matter what size your space is, there’s always room for wildflowers! Set aside an area of lawn, part of a border, or even a…
How to build a pond
A wildlife pond is one of the single best features for attracting new wildlife to the garden.
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 be an eco-friendly pet owner
Caring for a pet is a rewarding experience that doesn't have to cost the earth.
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 create a mini pond
Even a small pond can be home to an interesting range of wildlife, including damsel and dragonflies, frogs and newts.
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.