Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus, adult feeding in hedge of Wild privet Ligustrum vulgare, Bedfordshire, England

Plants for wildlife

What's a garden without plants? From wildflowers to fruit trees, they all play their own important part in making a home for nature.

This section tells you everything you need to know about planning your garden and selecting, planting and managing trees, shrubs and flowering plants to achieve the maximum potential for wildlife. Grow a wide variety of plants and you'll offer food and shelter for all sorts of wildlife.

Tubs and planters

Robin, Erithacus rubecula: adult, sitting on flowerpot in garden
You don't have to have a big garden to give a home to nature. Tubs, pots and other planters are great options for small spaces.

Peat-free gardening

Eroded peat bog on Holme Moss with heather moors in background, South Pennines, England
Go peat-free for nature!
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