Wildlife Gardening Guidance

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Every garden, no matter what size, is a haven for wildlife. We hope that the guides, links and references below will inspire you to make space for wildlife in your garden.

Make Space for Nature Guides:

Create your own garden nature reserve

With our wildlife habitats increasingly under threat, every garden, is a potential nature reserve. They will give you inspiration and practical advice on many ways to make your garden wildlife-friendly. Not only that, but the action you take to make your garden a local home for wildlife also helps to connect habitats together from our neighbourhoods to our nature reserves.

The Make Space for Nature guides are free to download. They are a legacy of the Make Space for Nature campaign which urged everybody to take one action for nature. We hope they will give you ideas to transform your space - from window box to big garden.

Wildlife Gardening Blog

Read our blog for seasonal advice and tips from wildlife gardening experts.

Links to further resources

Wild About Gardens is a joint project run by the Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts. It aims to bring the worlds of gardening and nature conservation closer together. The website offers advice on what you can do for wildlife - in two hours, in a weekend, or all year round.

Further Reading

Books published in association with The Wildlife Trusts. All available to buy from online retailers.

Wildlife Gardening for Everyone

A compendium of wildlife gardening advice jointly produced by The Wildlife Trusts and RHS.                                                                   RRP £12.99


Birds in Your Garden

Advice from Wildlife Trust and RHS experts on turning your garden into a haven for birds.                                                                            RRP £9.99 


Concise Garden Wildlife Guide

One of a series of pocket-sized guides providing details on ID, habitat and behaviour for a variety of species.Other title include Wild Flowers, Insects and Trees.                                                                           RRP £4.99