Are you Wild About Gardens?

Do your bit for wildlife in your garden, allotment, school yard or window ledge!

So you want to know how to create your own wildlife haven?

For all the up to date information and advice you need visit Wild About Gardens! the website developed by the Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts.

Keep up to date with the latest nature happenings with the Blog and make use of the fabulous resources.

If you have been working hard to attract wildlife to your patch why not enter our Wildlife Award Scheme?

Do you have a Wildlife Friendly garden? Why not set a good example to your neighbours and join our Wildlife Garden Award Scheme earning yourself a free plaque to display on your gate or front door.

Download a form here

Some Wildlife Award winning gardens and school grounds

To qualify for your Wildlife Award Certificate and plaque:

Send in photographic evidence to show that you have five or more of the following to include at least one from each category habitats, planting and management.


Wildlife Pond in good condition

Bog or permanently wet area

Bird bath

Bat boxes and Bird boxes


Wildflower Meadow and / or long grass area

Nectar rich flowers and shrubs

Mixed native hedge

Mature native trees


Log pile and/or substantial decaying tree stump

Compost Heap

No-go area (undisturbed area)

Climbing plants/Trellises suitable for nesting and feeding

Slug pellet free




Further information

Need to do more and not sure where to start?

Contact the Trust by email or phone 01874 625708 for more advice and guidance.