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Wildlife Gardening

Somerset's Wildlife Gardens

Be inspired by one of our nine beautiful wildlife gardens dotted across Somerset. Explore, relax and learn how to easily bring more wildlife into your own outdoor spaces.


Make your patch a miniature nature reserve

There are an estimated 124,500 gardens in Somerset, covering 19 square kilometres of the county. These spaces have huge potential for nature, and improving your garden so that wildlife can thrive doesn't need to be complicated. In this section of the website, you can find tips and downloads to help you make the most of your garden for wildlife, as well as ways to take your passion further, such as opening your garden for charity.


Open your garden

The popularity of open gardens has increased hugely in recent years, with events and garden directories springing up all over the UK, and many people choosing to open their garden for charity. Why not consider opening your garden and donating the proceeds to the Trust to help ensure the future of wildlife in the county?


Gardening for Wildlife Group

The Gardening for Wildlife Group provides support to wildlife gardeners, as well as encouraging people who are just beginning to develop their garden in this way. The group is happy to give advice and guidance to individuals and gardening clubs on any topics associated with wildlife gardening, and has also helped schools and community groups to increase biodiversity and improve areas for wildlife.

To find out more about the Trust's Gardening for Wildlife Group or to get involved, please contact Penny Richards on 01984 624788 or .


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Vine House Farm bird food

If you live in Somerset, 4% of your order value is donated to Somerset Wildlife Trust when you buy your VineHouseFarmbird food from Vine House Farm. Vine House Farm also gives £10 to Somerset Wildlife Trust for every new customer in Somerset. Find out more about what they offer here.