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Megan Lowe

Let's invite wildlife back

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. This years' campaign draws inspiration from the dazzling new film, The Secret Garden, as it brings the magic of wildlife, childhood and gardening to life on Sky Cinema October 23.


Go wild for butterflies! 

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We’re going wild about butterflies! Butterflies and moths aren’t doing too well at the moment, with many species declining in recent years. But, the good news is that we can help through gardening! Collectively our gardens can provide important places, homes and food sources for these special creatures.

Pledge a patch to butterflies in your garden and read our guide on how to get started.


Pledge a patch to butterflies

With the right flowers you could make a mini haven for all sorts of wildlife. Pledge a new Secret Butterfly Border or Butterfly Box in your garden or local green space and help us protect these amazing insects and everything else that depends on them.
Tell us your plans via the form below and your butterfly patch will appear on our map – and help inspire even more action for nature!

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We’d love to keep in contact with you on all things wildlife - and all things gardening! We promise to protect your data, in accordance with The Wildlife Trusts and The RHS’ Privacy Policies. By consenting your contact details will be shared with The Wildlife Trusts and The RHS.  If you are a member or supporter and want to change your contact preferences, please get in touch.

Every butterfly garden counts

Wow! patches pledged to butterflies


This year we’ve been inspired by the new movie adaptation of The Secret Garden and just like us, the filmmakers are passionate about butterflies!

From the producer of Paddington and Harry Potter, this new movie is a visionary look at one of the world’s most enduring children’s stories. In the story, the garden eases grief, heals rifts and brings the joy out in all who experience it. 

Now you can make a special place for wildlife – with a Secret Garden of your own, where you can replenish your soul, reconnect with nature and help wildlife to thrive.

More ways to help wildlife

Click on a theme below to find out how to look after different species in the garden!

Ponds Hedgehogs Worms Bats Bees

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