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The RHS Plant Shop stocks a range of quality plants available by mail order.

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Make your garden count for wildlife

Globally, biodiversity is in decline but gardeners can play a role halting this trend. Whether at the individual level or collectively, gardens offer a wealth of habitats for wildlife.

Step-by-step guide to creating a pond

A pond is the single most important way to attract garden wildlife - here's how

10 ways attract wildlife to your garden

From composting to choosing plants, here are some easy ways to get your garden buzzing with life.

Check out 10 ways to attract garden wildlife

Do just one thing...

Everyone can make a difference - all we are asking you to do is just one thing. Lots of small steps could take us a long way forward in helping garden wildlife.

In just a couple of hours you could:

In a weekend you could:

All year round:

More ideas for what to do this month from the Wild About Gardens website.

What is the RHS doing?

In a recent survey for The Garden, 95 percent of readers saw themselves as ‘stewards of the environment’ and 96 percent considered it important that the RHS undertakes research into environmental aspects of gardening. So what is the RHS doing?


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Wild about Gardens

Wild About Gardens

Vist the Wild About Gardens website for practical advice on encouraging wildlife into your garden.

Help create the UK’s largest nature reserve with the launch of the ‘Big Wildlife Garden’ (BWG) competition.

Plants for pollinators 


If you'd like to encourage bees and other pollinating insects into your garden, the RHS has drawn up a list of plants to entice them. And don't forget the birds, bats and beetles.

Plants for Bugs

Plants for BugsRHS Scientists are investigating how native and non-native plants affect garden biodiversity in a three-year study project called Plants for Bugs.

Read the Plants for Bugs blog by Helen Bostock, lead scientist

Need more inspiration?

RHS Recommended Gardens

 View a few of our suggested RHS Recommended Gardens to visit for more ideas about wildlife gardening.