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 provide water for wildlife
All animals need water to survive. By providing a water source in your garden, you can invite in a whole menagerie!
How to build a bat box
Build your own bat box and give a bat a safe place to roost.
How to be an eco-friendly pet owner
Caring for a pet is a rewarding experience that doesn't have to cost the earth.
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 feed birds in your garden
Find out how to attract birds into your garden all year round.
How to make a shrub garden for wildlife
Woody shrubs and climbers provide food for wildlife, including berries, fruits, seeds, nuts leaves and nectar-rich flowers. So why not…
How to make a new build garden for wildlife
Use the blank canvas of your new build garden to make your new home a home for wildlife too!
How to help wildlife at work
Attracting wildlife to your work will help improve their environment – and yours!
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…
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.