Garden for wildlife

Garden for wildlife

Photo, Nick Upton/2020VISION

The Wildlife Trust's Wildlife Gardening leaflet

Download our free Wildlife Gardening leaflet

To get you started we've put together this Guide to Wildlife Gardening - it's brimful of tips and easy to follow steps to making your patch perfect for nature. 

We've also put together this step-by-step guide to making a mini-wildflower meadow on your patch.

A living patchwork

Large or small, lawn or courtyard, our gardens provide a patchwork of green spaces for wildlife. There are an estimated 16 million gardens in the UK and the way these are cared for can make a big difference to wildlife.

Our gardens across cities and towns provide a rich green network for pollinators and wildlife. It's easy to make your garden more wildlife friendly!
Jasmine Atkinson
Exeter Wild City

Wildlife ponds

Wildlife pond in Devon

Ponds are guaranteed wildlife magnets, they will attract a great variety of wildlife including frogs, insects and birds. Here are our top tips, do's, don't's and guidance on creating a wildlife pond in your garden.

Create your wildlife pond

Orange-tip butterfly on a red campion flower

Orange-tip. Photo, Nigel Richards

Do you live in Exeter?

The Exeter Wildlife Gardening Award invites you to add your garden to the patchwork of wild spaces across the city! It's easy to enter and you can receive a plaque, certificate and wildflower seeds. 

The Award is open to residents, schools and businesses. Find out how to enter our Exeter Wildlife Garden Award

Wildlife garden illustration

Become a member and support our work

The vital work we do for nature depends on the support of people who care about the future of Devon’s wildlife and wild places.

Become a member