Wild About Gardens Awards

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What is Wild About Gardens?

Kent Wild about Gardens Awards is designed to encourage people to welcome wildlife into their gardens, whatever the size, type or primary use of the garden. We don’t expect you to turn your backyard into a mini nature reserve. Formal front flower beds or chic city gardens can still provide those vital stepping stones needed by our pollinating insects, hedgehogs, amphibians, etc.

The backbone of the scheme is our team of volunteer advisors who visit gardens during the season to assess how wildlife friendly they are and to give advice and encouragement. Unlike other awards schemes, our volunteers are happy to visit a work in progress and there is no overall winner, apart from the wildlife of course.

We are grateful to our sponsors without whom we wouldn’t be able to run the scheme:

 How can I get involved?

There are 2 ways to get involved with Wild About Gardens:

  1. Enter your garden - the closing date is 30 June 2018 (31st May for schools). 

  2. Become a volunteer advisor - we are recruiting now. Apply here.

How can I learn more about wildlife-friendly gardening?

If you would like some tips as to how to get started on making your garden more wildlife-friendly you can read our blogs or visit the main Wild about Gardens website.

We run short workshops throughout the year. For details of more workshop topics or if you would like a workshop tailored to suit your needs, please contact Maureen.Rainey@kentwildlife.org.uk.