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 do companion planting
Grow plants that help each other! Maximise your garden for you and for wildlife using this planting technique.
Contact your MP
By writing to your MP or meeting them in person, you can help them to understand more about a local nature issue you care passionately…
Change what you eat
Buy local produce, eat more plant-based foods and reduce your food miles to shrink your environmental footprint.
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 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 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…
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.