Photo of bumble bees on Knautia 7.19 (Celia Davies)

bumble bees on Knautia 7.19 (Celia Davies)

Gardening for Wildlife: Care and Food

Learn how to make your garden wildlife friendly

Event details


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



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

Suitable for


Know before you go


No dogs permitted


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.

What to bring

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


Picnic area
Accessible toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Jill Evington