Photo of bumble bees on Knautia 7.19 (Celia Davies)

bumble bees on Knautia 7.19 (Celia Davies)

Gardening for Wildlife: Care and Food

Location: Tyland Barn, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3BD
Fully booked
Learn how to make your garden wildlife friendly

Event details

Meeting point

Tyland Barn

Date

Time
10:30am - 1:00pm
A static map of Gardening for Wildlife: Care and Food

About the event

Our gardens are becoming wildlife havens.  On this course you will learn about two of the major principles of improving a garden for wildlife – how to provide food for a range of animals and how to care for the wildlife in your garden.

After an introduction to the subjects of food and care in the garden, we will have a look around the wildlife friendly Farmhouse Garden at Tyland Barn. We will then return to the training room, to look into these features in more detail.

It is expected that by the end of the session you will understand:

  • The different sorts of foods that insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals eat
  • How to provide a diverse food supply in your garden
  • How different styles and sizes of gardens can support wildlife
  • The ways in which garden chemicals can affect wildlife
  • Alternatives to chemicals in the garden
  • Ways to avoid harming wildlife in your garden; lawns, pond and flower beds

Suitable for beginners and anyone with a general interest in gardening for wildlife.

Led by Celia Davies, Kent Wildlife Trust Wildlife Habitats Officer

Booking

Phone number

01622 662012

Price

Standard fee: £17.50 per person per day.
Concessionary fee: Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £2.50 off.

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go

Dogs

No dogs permitted

Mobility

Disabled parking available. Disabled access to Training room. Limited access to farmhouse garden for wheelchairs, possibly better for mobility scooters. Please contact to discuss accessibility needs.

Wheelchair access

limited

What to bring

Clothes and shoes suitable for the weather. A laptop, tablet or notebook to make notes.

Facilities

Toilets
Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012