Wild About Gardens

Wild About Gardens

An award scheme with a difference

Kent’s wildlife needs your help. By making your garden welcoming to nature you can create those vital stepping stones and corridors that creatures such as hedgehogs need.

What is Wild About Gardens?

We don’t expect you to turn your backyard into a mini nature reserve. Chic city gardens and potager plots can be turned into wildlife havens with just a few simple changes.

Volunteer advisors visit gardens to assess how wildlife friendly they are. The Volunteers are happy to visit a work in progress to offer friendly advice and encouragement.

There is no overall winner, apart from the wildlife of course.

How can I get involved?

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

1. Enter your garden

Entries are open for the 2019 Wild About Garden Awards.

Enter your garden

2. Become a volunteer advisor

We're taking on new volunteer advisors for the 2019 season, training starts in the new year. Click here for more information, or for an informal chat please contact Maureen.Rainey@kentwildlife.org.uk 01622 662012.

Our sponsors

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

Wild About Gardens Sponsor Logos
Deborah Neaves receiving the 2018 Nature's Champion Award from Jane Porter of Optivo