Wild About Gardens


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The Wildlife Trusts and the RHS set up Wild About Gardens to celebrate wildlife gardening and to encourage people to use their gardens to take action to help support nature. Many of our common garden visitors – including hedgehogs, house sparrows and starlings – are increasingly under threat. But together we can make a difference.

Help us turn the UK’s 24 million gardens into a network of nature reserves, and invite our wildlife back.

Go wild for ponds!

This year we’re going wild about ponds! Adding a pond is one of the best things you can do for wildlife in the garden. And each pond is part of a bigger picture – together we can create a network of habitats for our threatened freshwater species, and the many insects, birds and mammals that depend on them.

Make a pond, whatever size you can manage and add it to our map to help inspire others.  Download the booklet for top tips on creating your pond and see our FAQs here.

Download your free pond booklet

Jules Howard Wildlife Pond book

Jules Howard

It's competition time!

How many of you have upcycled a container that had a former life as something else into a pond? We’d love to see your creative examples! Share images of your creative container pond with us on Twitter or Instagram with #WildAboutPonds, or by email before August 31 2019 for your chance to win pond expert and author Jules Howard’s The Wildlife Pond Book - we have 5 to give away! 

Enter your pond photo 

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Pledge a pond for wildlife

Got a pond or building one this year? Fill out the form below and your pond will appear on our map in the next few days.

(If you entered the pond map competition last month then watch this space - we'll be getting in touch with the winner soon!)

No postcodes please!
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More ways to help wildlife

Click on the species below to find out how to look after them in the garden!
Hedgehogs Worms Bats Bees


Meet pond expert, Jules!

Jules knows A LOT about ponds. Watch the video to find out more about his special pond project...

Jules Howard