Wild About Gardens Awards

Putting wildlife at the heart of our community

Welcome to the Wild About Gardens Awards area of the WildCookham website.  These Awards help people in our community to value the contribution that wildlife makes to their gardens and to take action to welcome wildlife of all shapes and sizes into their gardens.

 

With an estimated 24 million gardens in the UK, the way they are managed can make a big difference to wildlife.  Bumblebees, house sparrows, white admirals butterflies and early purple orchids are all declining in our area. If we manage our gardens for wildlife, these species and many more will feel the benefits.

The Wild About Gardens Awards are not a competition:  they are based on self-certification and this just involves filling in a simple checklist.   This checklist lists 24 different garden features that can do a lot to help wildlife. You will already have many of these features in your own garden (for example nectar rich plants for bees) and can easily and cheaply add others (for example a few logs to make an insect sanctuary).

The Awards, which are currently open to private gardens only, are for all ages and we are especially keen to encourage our younger residents to take an interest in wildlife in their gardens.

Please spread the word - tell your neighbours and local friends about the Wild About Gardens Awards and encourage them to enter.

For help or further information please contact cookhamwaga@gmail.com

Read the checklist and enter the awards in one of two ways, see below to choose:

 

1. CLICK ON THE PDF TO PRINT OFF THE CHECKLIST AND ENTRY FORM

Or

2. CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM AND READ THE CHECKLIST

This will take you to the Wild Maidenhead online form but just select Cookham as your location and you will be entered into the 2019 Cookham awards. 

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