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Wildlife Gardening

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.


Somerset's Wildlife Gardens

Visit our beautiful wildlife gardens opening this year in aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust. Explore, relax and learn how to attract more wildlife into your own outdoor spaces. Then finish your day with scrumptious tea and cake.


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Become a Somerset's Wildlife Gardens Host

Share your love of gardening for wildlife by opening your garden in aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust.



Become a Somerset's Wildlife Gardens volunteer 

If you love beautiful gardens and enjoy welcoming people, this is a great volunteer opportunity.

Get involved for one day only or help out at several private gardens that are opening in aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust. We need helpers to serve refreshments, take entrance fees, or help with directing car parking. You will need your own transport for this role.

To find out more, or to apply, contact


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 .


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.