Wildlife Gardening Champions

Wildlife Gardening Champions is an exciting new project we are running with huge support from our Wilder St Albans Officer Heidi Carruthers.

Our aim is to train 15 Wilderhood Watch volunteers to give expert advice on how to garden in an environmentally sensitive way. Residents who live either close by or on a Wilderhood Watch street will be able to invite a Wildlife Gardening Champion into their garden to give them practical ideas on how to help their local wildlife thrive. This will involve taking into account the type of space you have, as well as how you like to use it, to create a plan you can work from that will suit your needs.

All Wildlife Gardening Champions will be registered Wildlife Trust volunteers, and will have completed an RHS course in wildlife gardening, funded by the Wilder St Albans Project.

Here are some of our Wildlife Gardening Champions clearing a large plot of land behind the George Street Canteen in St Albans. We hope to turn this into a paradise for wildlife, honing our gardening skills in the process and creating an exemplar garden for future clients to view.

We intend to be up and running by Spring of next year, so if you’d like to be one of our first clients, please don’t hesitate to contact nadia@wilderhoodwatch.org.

In the meantime, our project pages contain lots of advice on how to garden in a wildlife friendly way. Check out our Pollinator Highway, Hedgehog Street, Toad Road, Plant a Hedge, Christmas and Resource pages for more information.