Wildlife-friendly gardening

Photo - lawn and flowers in a garden

Wildlife garden - Katie Wilkinson

Wildlife friendly gardening

Making your garden wildlife friendly

Your garden can make a real difference to local wildlife. Large or small, the way you choose to care for your garden matters. Gardens are like mini stepping stones across our towns and villages, helping wildlife find food, water, shelter, and places to breed. Together, they create a living landscape where wildlife can thrive.

Join thousands of other people across the country in making a difference to wildlife in your back garden.

Free wildlife friendly gardening guides

We've created a series of guides full of simple tips and advice on how to attract wildlife into your garden. Whether it's attracting pollinators or finding new ways to keep the pests off your plants, you can create a space that is functional, beautiful and wildlife friendly.

Follow the links below to find out how.


Robert Skingsley


Attract butterflies, moths and bees into your patch.

Get Dorset buzzing with these handy tips!
Mini meadows

Kieron Huston

Mini meadows

Bring your lawn to life with flowers and insects.

Create a mini-meadow from your lawn
Photo showing seedlings in pots

Katharine Davies

Community gardening

Planning a garden that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Read our guide to birds and bushes
Frog peaking out of water

Richard Bowler

Wild and wet

Find out how to incorporate water into your garden.

Download our wet and wild guide
Photo of hedgehog peeking out of leaves Wildlife friendly gardening in small spaces

Tom Marshal

Small spaces

Attracting wildlife to the smallest of spaces is easy.

Wildlife-friendly gardening in small spaces
Guest or pest

Vicky Nall

Guest or pest?

Understanding natural deterrents.

A guide to garden guests and pests

How to attract pollinators to your garden

Author and wildlife gardening expert, Kate Bradbury explains what you can do in your garden at any time of year to encourage pollinators and other wildlife.

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