Create your own wildlife sanctuary

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Your garden could be a temple of biodiversity, and with just a few changes you can create a safe haven for the creatures who choose to come to your garden and make it their home, away from the influence and interference of humans.

How to attract wildlife to your garden

Encouraging birds, insects and small animals to visit your garden will encourage local species to thrive and help you control garden pests by providing nutritious links in the food chain. One of the best ways to start this process and create a foundation for this ecosystem is to provide a nature garden, rich in wild  flowers as a starting point.

child in wildflower meadow

A wildlife garden is a great place for children to learn about their environment.  

The rold of wild flower meadows in wildlife conservation

Meadows are a mixture of grasses and flowers which will provide pollen and nectar to feed the bees, butterflies and other insects that will pollinate your flowers.

The meadow flower environment is perfect for egg laying insects, and taller flowers attract bees and dragonflies. The moist environment of a flower meadow can also attract frogs and toads that will eat slugs, flies and other bugs that could damage your garden. Meadow flowers are in full bloom from spring through to autumn, and will also provide seeds to feed birds and small mammals.

Why wildlife habitat is important

The survival of wildlife will have a massive impact on our continuation as a species too. Without crop fertilisation, the production of fruit and seeds will drastically decrease. In fact, since the 1950s there has been a 96% loss in meadows, and you can help by creating a wildflower meadow in your garden. This will contribute towards a more sustainable future not only for the wildlife population, but also for the future of humanity.

hoverfly on meadow flowers

Creatures as small and seemingly insignificant as this hoverfly make a huge contribution
to our wellbeing, our food supply and our economy

More reasons for making a wildflower meadow

There are several other reasons why you should have a wildflower meadow. Firstly, they are low maintenance and are a natural alternative to having a lawn as they are hardy, resilient and can grow on almost any soil.

As well as protecting species and plants, they can also help to reduce the effect of greenhouse gases and regulate other environmental factors like flooding.

With so many colours, scents and textures, a wildflower meadow brings the essence of natural beauty to your back door, and will provide you with your own connection to nature and a place of tranquillity and peace.

More information about making a wildlife friendly garden

This FREE pdf is packed with information about gardening with wild flowers. You can download it by clicking on the icon below.

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Click the icon to download our information sheet about gardening for wildlife

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