Wild About Gardens Awards
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Bring your garden to life!
Bumblebees, house sparrows, white admiral butterflies, and early purple orchids are all declining in our area. You can help these species and many others by having fun, being ‘on trend’ and turning your garden into a ‘mini’ haven for wildlife. When you have done this, celebrate by achieving one of our Wild About Gardens Awards!
Our Wild About Gardens Awards (known as WAGA) are not a competition – they are based on self-certification and are easy to enter. The Wild About Gardens Awards 2020 open on the 22 March 2020 and run until 31 July 2020.
First, use our simple WAGA checklist to check out the 24 garden features, grouped into four categories, that can most help wildlife in your garden. Your garden may already have one or more of these features – for example nectar and pollen rich plants like Foxgloves and Buddleia to provide food for bees and butterflies. You can add other features simply and easily – for example, a few logs to provide shelter for insects.
Then, when you have at least 4 of the listed wildlife friendly features (at least 1 from each category) in your own garden, enter for a Wild About Gardens Award using the on-line entry form which will take no more than 5 minutes to complete. That’s all. It’s as simple as that!
For further information, please email the WAGA Team
Virtual Garden Visits
See inside some of our local wild gardens.
Garden Tour: Lynne Peperell
Garden Tour: Pam Campin - Front Garden
Garden Tour: Pam Campin - Back Garden