Wild About Gardens is a joint initiative by the RHS and the Wildlife Trusts. In 2016 we partnered with the Bat Conservation Trust to help raise the profile of UK bats, and this year its all about wild bees!
Gardening for wildlife is more important than ever. In 2013, researchers found that 60 percent of UK animal and plant species have declined in the past 50 years. Among the variety of reasons for this is loss of habitat.
Many of our common garden species – bats, hedgehogs, house sparrows, and common frogs, for example – are becoming much less common. There are an estimated 15 million gardens in the UK. Together they cover a greater area than all the National Nature Reserves! By making our own gardens and local green spaces more wildlife-friendly, we can help support a wide range of species.
Find out more about how you can support wildlife in your garden.
What can you do?
We’ve created some fantastic resources to help you along the way, from building insect hotels to creating hedgehog highways.
For even more wildlife gardening tips, visit the Wild About Gardens website for ideas on things that can be done in an hour, a day or a weekend.
And to be kept in the loop about all of our activities to help wild bees and other wildlife, send us an email and we’ll contact you as soon as there’s more information available.
Follow #WildAboutGardens on Twitter for regular tips on how you can make a difference to the wildlife in your garden.
From hedgehogs and butterflies to birds and bats; it's time to join forces and do something to help wildlife in your garden!
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