During the COVID-19 restrictions we are operating as a wildlife gardening advice scheme only
'Wild About Gardens' is designed to encourage people to welcome wildlife into their gardens, whatever the size, type or primary use of the garden.
What is 'Wild About Gardens'?
We're not expecting you to turn your backyard into a mini nature reserve. We're looking for gardens around Kent to be turned into wildlife havens with just a few simple changes. From the flora you grow to habitats you can create.
In a normal year our volunteer advisors would visit your garden to assess how wildlife-friendly it is. They are happy to include a work in progress to offer friendly advice and encouragement. During the COVID-19 restrictions we are running the scheme by phone and email for advice only.
If you would like to ask our volunteer team a question on any aspect of nature friendly gardening, please complete the entry form giving as much detail about your garden and the advice requested as you can. One of our volunteers will then be in touch with you by telephone or email
How to join
There are various ways to get involved with Wild About Gardens:
1. Enter Your Garden
The closing date is 14th June.
The only exception is schools, who are encouraged to take part in our Wilder Kent Awards, with a different closing date. If you are interested in our Wild About Gardens scheme and you are part of a school, please contact our education department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read the terms and conditions before entering.
2. Become a Volunteer Advisor
Owing to the current COVI-19 restrictions, we regret that we have suspended recruiting new volunteers. However if you would be interested in volunteering in the future and would like to find out more details, please contact Maureen Rainey by email at Maureen.Rainey@kentwildlife.org.uk or by phone on 01622357829
Alternatively, you can click here
3. Come to one of our Wild About Gardens Workshops or Events
Our programme of informal workshops on various aspects of wildlife-friendly gardening have been postponed until the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
Wild About Gardens 2020 Sponsors and Partners
We are grateful to the following organisations without whom we would be unable to run the scheme.
Neighbourhood with the Best Buzz!
To celebrate the final year of Making a Buzz for the Coast in Kent, the project is awarding this extra special plaque. The chosen area will be based on the last two year's entries and we hope to be able to publicise details of the winner during the summer.