Hummingbird hawk moth © J Young
Gardens can be wonderful places for wildlife. It really is easy and inexpensive to create a mosaic of wildlife rich areas - from a simple window box to an imaginatively planted vegetable plot.
Wild About Gardens is Kent Wildlife Trust’s own wildlife friendly gardening project. Our ultimate aim is to make Kent the wildlife friendly garden of England.
Any garden can be wildlife friendly and provide those important stepping stones our wildlife needs to enable it to move around our increasingly busy county.
Our Awards scheme celebrates the success of people and groups who are already gardening in a wildlife friendly way whilst at the same time providing encouragement and support for those just starting. Take a look at our Wild Kent magazine for more details of our great Kent wildlife friendly gardeners and their gardens.
The Wild about Gardens Awards Scheme is free to enter. Anyone who has, or is developing, a wildlife friendly garden in Kent is welcome to take part, however large or small their plot and whether they are a business, community group, school, allotment, private garden or even a collection of adjoining gardens.
Kent Wildlife Trust’s volunteer gardening advisors aim to visit as many entrants as possible during the season and recommend gardens for bronze, silver or gold certificates as well as giving out useful advice.
In addition, ‘Gold’ winners receive one of the Trust’s coveted Wild about Gardens blue plaques and may be put forward for one of the nine special awards for gardens of particular merit.
We are grateful to AmicusHorizon for their sponsorship of the 2015 Awards Scheme. For more information please download the attached entry form below or call in to one of our Visitor Centres to collect a hard copy.
Our talks and workshops show you how easy it is to create a haven for wildlife in even the smallest plot and are popular events. Find out about booking for our next workshop by downloading the poster below.
We are keen to hear from gardeners and/or enthusiasts who may be interested in training to become a volunteer advisor. For details contact Maureen Rainey on 01622 662012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 30th June
Closing date for school entries: 31st May