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Create your own little haven for wildlife

Wildlife Garden

Create your own little haven for wildlife


Enter our competition

How would you feel if you could have your own little wildlife reserve, right in your back garden? If you become a wildlife friendly gardener, you can!
You’ll be rewarded with sightings of all kinds of wild visitors to your garden and if you enter our photo competition, you’ll be in with the chance of winning a Wildlife Garden Project goodie bag too. Ready? Let’s get started!
Follow the steps below to start your journey to becoming a wildlife gardener and to enter our competition!
Hedgehog with open mouth

Step 1: Pick a challenge

We’ve assembled some videos and articles to make it easy for you to start transforming your garden into a wildlife haven. Click on one of the challenges below to find out how to provide food and habitats for the wildlife in your garden. Once you’ve completed a challenge, don’t forget to return to Step 2 on this page to share your photos with us to enter our competition to win a Wildlife Garden Project goodie bag!

An egg box bird feeder filled with bird seed

This is a quick and easy way to recycle old egg boxes into an instant bird feeder!

Bug Hotel

Bugs (or invertebrates to use the correct term!) love dark places to hide, feed and breed. Have a go at making a bug hotel and send us a photo when you’ve finished!


Hedgehogs need your help! Have a go at these easy stops to make your garden hedgehog friendly.

Bird seed cake

Birds love this bird seed cake, so have a go at making some and don’t forget to share your photos with us afterwards!

Step 2: Take a photo

Once you’ve completed one of the challenges, take a photo of your creation. Your photo could be of your egg box bird feeder, your bug hotel, the saucer of food you put out for hedgehogs or the bird seed cake you made. If you are lucky enough, you might even manage to get a snap of a bird on your feeder, some creepy crawlies in your bug hotel or a hedgehog munching away!

You don’t need a fancy camera to take the photo – a mobile phone will do the trick. Just get creative and get snapping!

Spider on web with eggs

Step 3: Tell us about your photo

Once you have your photos, write a short story about what you chose to do in your garden and why you did it. Tell us if you’ve seen any wildlife, or share any stories about what happened. A couple of sentences will do.

Seven spot ladybird

Step 4: Send us your entry!

Send your story and your photo to laura@wildlifegardenproject.com by 30th September 2019.

You can enter one photo for every task you complete, so by completing more, you’ll not only be helping more wildlife, but you’ll get more chances of winning too!

The photos will be judged by three Wildlife Garden Project volunteers and the winner will receive a Wildlife Garden Project goodie bag.

Remember, it doesn’t matter how big or small your garden is, the photos will be judged on creativity, imagination and who has achieved the most for wildlife with what they have available.

Entrants must be under 16. Winners will be notified by email. By sending us your photos you give us permission to use them on our website and social media posts.


Good luck!

Wren with open beak

If you’ve got a passion for wildlife and want to help us spread our wildlife gardening message further by writing articles or contributing photos or films, or if you’d just like to say hello, we’d love to hear from you!

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The Wildlife Garden Project

We have a diverse bunch of friendly people working behind the scenes on our videos and website. We all work for free, fuelled only by our shared love of wildlife.

If you’d like to become part of the team, get in touch!

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