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Whether you're just starting out on your mission to create a wildlife-friendly garden, or you're somewhat of a seasoned pro, these books and online resources can help!
Wildlife-friendly gardening is about making a haven for you, as well as for wildlife. such as ladybirds. By gardening sympathetically for wildlife, you’ll be rewarded by a truly natural outdoor space, where you can get in touch with the plants, animals and birds that make their home there.
The resources below will you help you on your journey to creating a wildlife friendly space!
Wildlife gardening books
Below are some brilliant wildlife gardening books that will help you to make your garden into a haven for wildlife. From encouraging pollinators, to helping overwintering animals, there's a little something everybody can do to make their gardens a bit more wild.
Wildlife Gardening for Everyone
Your questions answered, by the RHS and the Wildlife Trust. This book has great advice from the experts.
The Wildlife Gardener: Creating a Haven for Birds, Bees and Butterflies by Kate Bradbury
Kate Bradbury is an RHS qualified gardener and well-known gardening journalist. This stunning book is useful, practical and very beautiful!
Online wildlife gardening resources
Have at look at our "How to get started" factsheets. These are jam-packed with information on how to make your garden more wildlife-friendly; from how to make your own compost heap, to building a bat box, there's something for everybody!
Enjoy the twilight zone and a close encounter with night-time wildlife!
Visit our nocturnal gardening page for some top tips for making the most of your garden at night.
The essentials of successful wildlife gardening are based on four things; trees, deadwood, water and variety of planting. Any one of these features
will encourage wildlife to your garden. This leaflet tells you how!
In addition to these, we also we work in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society on a number of wildlife gardening projects:
Wild About Gardens
Wild About Gardens is a joint TWT/RHS website packed full of information on wildlife gardening tips and projects and garden wildlife.
Gardening With Wildlife In Mind
Gardening With Wildlife In Mind is an online database of thousands of plants and animals which aims to help gardeners choose plants that attract wildlife.