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Gardening for wildlife

This content is sponsored by RSPB

This content is sponsored by RSPB

Your garden is a mini nature reserve! Learn how to make it a great home for wildlife.

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Whether you’re planting for wildlife, creating a pond or need advice on chemical free pest control, the RSPB has got you covered. 

Creating a wildlife friendly garden

Wildlife can make its home in our gardens in many different ways. There are lots of things we can do, from planting to maintenance, that will make them as welcome as possible.

Find out more!

Creating a wildlife friendly garden

Wildlife can make its home in our gardens in many different ways. There are lots of things we can do, from planting to maintenance, that will make them as welcome as possible.

Find out more!

Plants for wildlife

Flowers

A garden rich in colourful nectar-rich flowers is a haven for nature. Learn how and what to plant.

Garden hedges

Hedges can provide valuable shelter for a whole host of wildlife. Learn about how to manage and introduce one to your garden.

Trees

Trees are a true friend to wildlife, providing shelter, food and nesting sites. Learn how to plant and look after trees in your garden.

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Year round gardening

We look at different gardening tips and tricks for the different months of the year.  Find out what to do and when is best to make your garden work for wildlife.

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Homes and habitats

Providing water for wildlife

Almost any water body, whatever its size, will have some wildlife value, even if only as a drinking place for birds.

How to attract hedgehogs to your garden

Advice on how to make your garden a happy home for hedgehogs

How to attract bats to your garden

Build a box for our winged nocturnal mammal friends and give them a home in our gardens.

Homes for insects and minibeasts

Insects and other bugs and minibeasts are an important and fascinating part of the wildlife in our gardens.

Dead Wood Log Piles for Wildlife

An important, but often overlooked, element of the garden is the presence of dead and decaying wood.

Lawns for wildlife

Creating a lawn

A valuable and unsung hero of a wildlife garden. Learn how to create a lawn for nature.

Advanced lawn management

A good nature lawn can go way beyond a patch of grass. Learn advanced skills to transform your grassy areas.

Restoring lawns

To restore, or not to restore? That is the question. Sometime’s neglected lawns can already be rich in wildlife.

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Wildlife in your garden guide

Giving nature a home in our green spaces is something each and every one of us can do to help turn the tide – and we’ve produced the perfect free guide to help you.

Read more!

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Problematic visitors

Gulls

A familiar seaside site, but what do you do when they venture closer to home?

Cats and garden birds

Cats can sometimes bring unwanted conflict to our gardens and the birds that visit, but there are things that we can do.

Organic pest control

You don’t have to use chemicals to control pests in your garden. There are lots of alternatives.

More animal deterrents!

Parking for wildlife

Parking your car doesn’t have to be at the expense of wildlife.

Learn more

Did you know?

Around a third of RSPB income is from people like you who choose to leave a gift in their Will. By pledging a gift in your Will, you will help to secure a future for nature, and leave a lasting legacy for future generations. We can’t imagine a world without skylarks, puffins, red squirrels and hedgehogs, which is why we work hard to protect our wonderful wildlife and the places it lives.

Download your Gifts in Wills guide

A gift in your Will is one of the most powerful ways you can help create a future filled with nature. Download our Gifts in Wills guide to find out how nature could benefit from your legacy.

If you enjoyed Gardening for wildlife, you’ll find more content like it at RSPB – Gifts in Wills.

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Tags: Last modified: December 2, 2021

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