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Nature on Your Doorstep

Take a look at all the things you can do to help wildlife where you live

Do great things for the wildlife where you live! Whatever your outdoor space, be it a balcony, courtyard or garden, you’ll find expert tips and tricks to make it a happier place for you – and the nature on your doorstep.

#NatureGardenChallenge

How To Transform A Balcony Into A Great Space For Wildlife

We challenged four new home owners to make their outdoor spaces not only great for them but for the nature on their doorsteps. Watch to see if they did it!

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Garden Makeover Turns Unloved Space Into Great Home For Wildlife

We challenged four new home owners to make their outdoor spaces not only great for them, but for the nature on their doorsteps. Watch to see if they did it!

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Turning A New-Build Garden Into A Space That Works For Family & Nature

We challenged four new home owners to make their outdoor spaces not only great for them, but for the nature on their doorsteps. Watch to see if they did it!

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Completely Transforming A Garden Into A Space For Wildlife

We challenged four new home owners to make their outdoor spaces not only great for them, but for the nature on their doorsteps. Watch to see if they did it!

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More videos

To view our makeover videos in Welsh, visit our Welsh YouTube page

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Feeling inspired?

Our resident expert Adrian Thomas will guide you on how to make your space your own, and make it a brilliant home for wildlife at the same time. Read our guide on how to think through what your outdoor space needs to do for you, pick the style of garden you want and draw a garden plan!

 

Then, share your mini nature-friendly garden make-overs with the thousands of people on our Nature on Your Doorstep community.

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Make your outdoor space work for you - and nature

The UK's wildlife needs our help. But did you know that one of the easiest ways to help nature is right on your doorstep?

 

Put together, UK gardens, backyards and balconies are almost three times bigger than all of the RSPB's 200-plus nature reserves combined! That's a lot of space where everyone can make a huge difference for nature.

 

Take a look at our expert 'how to' guides to help you look after the Nature on Your Doorstep. From adding wildlife-friendly window boxes to putting in a pond, turn your patch into a better place for you and the nature on your doorstep. 

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Join our buzzing community

Have a question or want to share your ideas? Join either our dedicated Nature on Your Doorstep community or our brand new Facebook Group to talk with others and share stories about how you can bring nature to your doorstep.

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Supporting communities to help nature thrive

Nature on Your Doorstep is sponsored by Barratt Developments PLC, who is supporting the RSPB to get gardens, balconies and other outdoor spaces blooming and buzzing with life. Read about our wider partnership and commitments to nature-friendly homes.

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