Wild About Gardens Week



Wild about Gardens Week (24 - 30 October 2016)

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust are encouraging gardeners across the two counties to help bats this autumn, as part of the national Wild about Gardens Week.

The week is a joint initiative by the RHS and The Wildlife Trusts – and this year also involving Bat Conservation Trust – to encourage people to support local biodiversity in their gardens.

   Credit: Tom Marshall

What can you do?

  • Create habitats for wildlife in your garden see www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk for lots of advice and ideas.
  • Plant a bat feast: grow insect friendly plants. Then enter a Photo in the WAGW competition and you could win a bat detector, bat box or visit from a bat enthusiast. See www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk for competition and lots of advice and ideas.
  • Download Stars of the Night guide to learn more about helping bats in your neighbourhood.

  • Attend our Wild About Gardens - Bats event on Saturday 22nd October, 10.30am – 4pm at the University Of Leicester Botanic Garden, Glebe Road, Oadby. 

  • Follow #wildaboutgardens on Twitter throughout the week for regular tips on how you can make a difference this autumn.