March is gardening for wildlife month

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is devoting the entire month of March to celebrating gardening for wildlife by organising a host of green-fingered events and activities at its nine visitor centres across the UK.

Of course, all gardener’s are aware of the need to attract wildlife into the garden and it fills a gardener with pride to know that wildlife feels at home and secure in the environment that has been created.

Alan Titchmarsh is backing WWT’s Festival of Gardening, to champion the link between gardening and wildlife conservation and highlight the importance of the sustainable use of water in your garden.

WWT will be hosting events at various sites around the country, offering advice on how to attract wildlife to your garden, as well as showing you how to use water wisely!

Supported by NFU Mutual, the Festival of Gardening programme of activities and events at centres throughout March, will include walks and talks covering topics including how to attract wildlife to your garden or build a butterfly garden.

There will be demonstrations on subjects including how to create your own rain garden, build a mini-beast hotel or plant up a garden pond; and some centres will even have gardener’s surgeries where a panel of experts – including renowned garden designer Dr Nigel Dunnett – will be on hand to answer all your gardening queries

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Also of interest

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust – Leading conservation organisation, saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world.

Alan Titchmarsh – Fill your time browsing AT.com for your gardening inspiration and advice.

Creating a garden friendly insect and animal hotel – Our previous feature on how to attract beneficial wildlife into your garden.



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