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Encouraging Wildlife

Animals and insects have been losing their natural homes over the years, as woodlands, hedgerows, fields, marshes and ponds have been destroyed to make way for housing and roads. Our gardens have therefore become increasingly important havens for wildlife.  By gardening sympathetically for wildlife, not only will visiting wildlife be rewarded, you will too, create a truly natural outdoor space where you can re-connect with nature and enjoy seeing the plants, animals and birds that make their home there. Wildlife needs four things if it’s to thrive in your garden – food, water, shelter and a place to breed.

Here’s how we can help you, to help wildlife;

  • Our team are always on hand to advise you on how you can attract more wildlife to your garden, instore or by e-mail or telephone. 
  • We ensure that our plant and seed selection includes nectar and pollen rich plants throughout the seasons.
  • Our range of wildlife feeds and products are selected with upmost care and will provide wildlife and insects visiting your garden with the best nutrition and shelter.
  • We encourage you to choose plants that will provide forage for a wide range of pollinating insects and wildlife. Look out for the RHS Plants for Pollinators logo on plants to easily identify nectar and pollen rich plants.
  • We take part, and encourage our customers to take part, in national campaigns such as the Big Butterfly Count, RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch, National Nest Box Week and Hozelock Plant a Pot campaign highlighting the importance of attracting beneficial insects and wildlife in to our outdoor spaces.
  • The RSPB, National Trust, Local Bee Keepers, Woodland Trust and The Wildlife Trusts visit the garden centre for events and information days, highlighting the importance protecting our surroundings and animal habitats.
  • Our Celebration Garden is a haven for wildlife and our wildflower meadow attracts may pollinating insects. Open all year-round and free to visit, we hope our garden inspires visitors to consider similar plantings in their gardens and outdoor spaces.

See our leaflet ‘Attracting Wildlife to your Garden‘ for further information.