Wildlife gardening

Wildlife Gardening

Wildlife gardening © Tom Marshall

Wildlife is everywhere

With 15 million gardens in the UK at a combined size of around 270,000ha, gardens are a vital and significant habitat, providing food, water, shelter, breeding and nesting areas and a way to travel from one place to another.

There are many very simple ways to welcome wildlife whatever the size of land you have in the town or the countryside.

Here are some factsheets to get you started

Gardening advice from Trust volunteers

We recognise that making space for nature is often more easily said than done and can be daunting for those just starting out on their wilder journey. No matter how much you read, sometimes talking to someone can give you a lot more confidence. Our Wilder Garden Champions are here to help you. They are gardening volunteers, vetted and trained by the Trust who will be able to give you free personal advice on how to make your spaces wilder that will benefit both you and nature.

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Wildlife Gardening Info Packs

Wildlife Watch Spotter Sheets for Children

Butterfly spotter sheet

Country butterfly spotter sheet

Woodland butterfly spotter sheet

Moth spotter sheet

Dragonfly and damselfly spotter sheet

Vine House Farm Partnership

Buying your bird food and bird feeding accessories from Vine House Farm Bird Foods, generates funding for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. 

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Sunflowers at Vine House Farm, © Nicholas Watts, Vine House Farm Bird Foods

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Blue tit © Nicholas Watts, Vine House Farm Bird Food