The RSPB's and Barratt Homes guide to turning your garden into a wildlife haven

Jasmine Granton

Thursday 2 August 2018

 Gardenroom doorway and herbacous borders, Norfolk

We all know that our gardens create a home for nature and are essential to the survival of our beloved UK wildlife.

Here at the RSPB, we teamed up with Barratt Homes who have a vision that goes beyond bricks and mortar as they create developments and green spaces in a nature friendly way.

Did you know that 60% of the species monitored in the UK over the past 50 years are in decline? We can all play our part to help reverse this trend. Private gardens in the UK cover approximately 450,000 ha of land, that’s an area larger than the county of Suffolk! This means collectively, the potential to create amazing places for wildlife in gardens is huge.

Gardens are great places for all the family to enjoy and share. Regardless of what you want from your garden it can still be welcoming and friendly for wildlife. Barrett and the RSPB have created some practical advice to start you on your journey to giving nature a home in your garden. 

This guide will outline:

  • Basic steps on how to make your garden wildlife friendly
  • Garden features to help make the most of any size garden
  • A full plant guide of what to and what not to plant.

If you’ve ever wondered what to plant, what features to use and how best to help nature on your own doorstep, this is the guide for you. 

Download your free guide here

Last Updated: Friday 3 August 2018

Building homes for nature

Pond for frogs built by girl in her garden. RSPB Giving Nature a Home campaign

Find out more about our partnership with Barratt Homes where we are building homes for nature in new housing developments.

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