Good gardening resources


Wild Your Garden with Joel Ashton - How to videos and examples of wildlife gardens installed by landscape designer Joel Ashton (YouTube Channel)

Garden Ninja - Includes playlists on wildlife gardening and gardening without plastics (YouTube Channel)

The Middle-Sized Garden - Sustainable gardening advice for beginner gardeners (YouTube playlist)

Tiny wildflower meadow -  Bumblebee Conservation Trust guide on how to grow a wildflower meadow in a pot or container

Gardening for Wellbeing and Wildlife - Condensed version of a talk Alison Marsden gave in the Good Gardens for Everyone project


Wildlife gardening for everyone and everything by Kate Bradbury. - Easy to follow practical guide broken down by species and how you can attract them  to your garden.

How to garden the low carbon way : the steps you can take to help combat climate change by Sally Nex.

Gardening for bumblebees : a practical guide to creating a paradise for pollinators by Dave Goulson.

Companion to wildlife gardening by Chris Baines. Very detailed guide combining how to with the authors extensive experience and research findings. 

The garden jungle, or, Gardening to save the planet by Dave Goulson. Observations and science on the wildlife in our gardens. Nerdy, entertaining read. 


Websites and online guides

Nature on your doorstep - Beginners guides to affordable wildlife friendly gardening

Gardening for wildlife - Advise by RHS experts 

Wildlife gardening guides - Quick and easy as well as more detailed guides by The Wildlife Trusts 

Plants for pollinators - RHS advise and plant list

Gardening without harmful invasive plants - Guide with detailed advice on plants and the conditions they require to thrive 


Growing Greener  - Pocast series on how to become a sustainable gardener from BBC Gardeners' World

Peat – the miracle beneath our feet - why it is important to save it and how you can go without in your garden

Low-carbon gardening 

Wildlife in winter - chatty episode about the wonders of garden wildlife in winter 

Permaculture special - environmentally friendly way to grow food 

Gardening in a changing climate  

Thrifty gardening - tips on saving resources (and money) in gardening  

Gardening for wildlife - top plants, top tips & more 



Wildlife Gardening Forum: Facebook group aiming to encourage, educate, and entertain with all things wildlife gardening. It's very busy but well worth scrolling for inspiration. Your wildlife gardening questions are welcome - the group is run by RHS & RSPB wildlife gardening experts from the #WLGF, the UK's largest garden wildlife charity.