Gardening Guides

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Gardening Guides

Wildlife-friendly gardening is about making a haven for you, as well as for wildlife. By gardening sympathetically for wildlife, you’ll be rewarded by a truly natural outdoor space, where you can get in touch with the plants, animals and birds that make their home there.

The Wildlife Trusts and the RHS set up Wild About Gardens to celebrate wildlife gardening and to encourage people to use their gardens to take action to help support nature.

Wild about Gardens 2020

We’ve been inspired by the new movie adaptation of The Secret Garden and just like us, the filmmakers are passionate about butterflies! From the producers of Paddington, Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, this new movie is a visionary look at one of the world’s most enduring children’s stories and will be in cinemas later this year. In the story, the garden eases grief, heals rifts and brings the joy out in all who experience it.

Now you can make a special place for wildlife – with a Secret Garden of your own, where you can replenish your soul, reconnect with nature and help wildlife to thrive. Find out more about the film at and watch the trailer here

Pledge a patch to butterflies in your garden and download your free guide below to get started.

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A useful guide to creating and maintaining a garden pond of all sizes! They can be a haven for many different species of wildlife. 

These wriggly fellows are well known to gardeners all over. At first glance they might not seem particularly special, but they’re essential for our soils and wildlife. 

It’s no secret that many pollinators are facing threats. Insensitive land use, a reduction in plant species diversity and the use of insecticides have all been linked to declining bee numbers. This is bad news for us and for them. But you can help...

Bats are stars of the night, seen swooping through the night sky in the pursuit of their prey. Little understood, just what is the truth about these enigmatic mammals?

Small, round, brown and famously covered in spines, the hedgehog is one of the most familiar of Britain's wild mammals. Download your guide to helping hedgehogs.