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Wild About Gardens: 26th Oct - 1st Nov

Posted by Luci Ackers on Oct 26, 2015


Go Wild About Gardens this week!

It's time to celebrate our precious green spaces and give a little something back to nature.

Wild About Gardens is a fantastic initiative that encourages us all to support the local biodiversity in our own back gardens. The RHS and The Wildlife Trusts have teamed up and, together, are striving to increase awareness and understanding of our local environments.

According to Wild About Gardens, 60% of a large focus group of UK animal and plant species have declined in the past 50 years. That's a huge amount! And the organisation wants to show us that we can make a difference to this in our gardens, with just simple changes. By making your garden more wildlife friendly frogs, hedgehogs, house sparrows and many more creatures that are all becoming less common, will really begin to benefit. This year Hedgehog Street have joined the force and are stressing the importance of ensuring these spiny critters can access a range of habitats. Linking your gardens together, creating a pathway for them to use is key.

There are all kinds of hints and tips on the website if you want to look into how you can do your bit; build a hedgehog home, pick the right plants for pollinators, or grow a mini meadow... www.wildaboutgardensweek.org.uk.

Or if you fancy getting more involved this week, take a look at the fantastic range of events and activities that are going on all over the UK. If you're staying in one of our properties take a look at the events map to see which events you're closest to and maybe you'll fancy joining in, www.wildaboutgardensweek.org.uk/events.

For a holiday get-away in incredible surroundings take a look at our full portfolio of properties and see what wildlife you can spot, www.ruralretreats.co.uk


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Luci Ackers
Author: Luci Ackers

Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.

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