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About our website

This website is a developing resource for the Wildlife Gardening Forum and for the community of wildlife gardeners, conventional gardeners, allotmenteers, natural historians, ecologists and policy makers in Britain and beyond.As a small volunteer based charity, we are creating our website content through specialists on our trustee board, and many members with high levels of experience. 

We want to make the site a source for all relevant evidence-based information about gardens, people and biodiversity, and fill the gaps which the many other websites about garden wildlife tend not to cover.  Indeed where other sites cover subjects extremely well, such as for birds and butterflies, we will not reinvent the wheel but give you links to the sites we admire.  Consequently, we are  concentrating on the scientific evidence behind garden biodiversity, the evidence about garden management for biodiversity, and information relevant to education, human health training, planning and new build housing.

The material is presented here at three levels.  For some big topics such as garden biodiversity there is an introductory page which summarises what lies beneath. The main pages reached throug the menus pesent a basic and uncomplicated summary of what is known on the subject.  In many cases however we have created downloadable pdf files which provide considerably more information for those people who are interested.  These documents contain proper references to sources such as scientific papers.

There will be new pages appearing on a regular basis, including over 100 pages on the varieties of garden wildlife, including identification and life cycle data.  As new pages are created, they will appear in the main menu, and we will flag their appearance here and on the front page.
12th October
New papers and links have been added to the pdf lists on the Scientific Literature page, within Finding out More in the Garden Science section.  The links, which were set up by Marc Carlton,  should make researching the scientific background to gardening much easier.


16th August
Garden Habitats has its first and probably most important section with five pages on garden ponds, their establishment and management.

16th July

Garden Wildlife is starting population with the first animal group - mammals - covered with an introduction and 5 pages.  Many thaks to David Wembridge from PTES.    We will be putting up pages on the other vertebrates soon, and then a long series about the invertebrates, particularly insects.  Other pages on Practical Advice will follow soon.


12th May

The Search facility is now back and working well on all pages.  Sorry about the delay!

27th April

The next part of "Practical Advice" is now live.  This is the Garden management section and it currently contains  an introduction and pages on compost, pests and diseases, and managing without using peat.

We are having a temporary problem with the way the Google site search works with our pages, and we regret this facility is switched off until we have found a way tosolve it - which we will shortly.

The flier and programme for the next Forum conference is now available here and the booking form will very soon be available.

New Pages to 18th April:

At relaunch the new site contains nearly all the material on-line on the original site, and some has been updated during the transfer.  The few remaining of the original pages will be posted in the next week or so.

The biggest differences on this new site are the improved and more conventional navigation system, and the system-responsive nature of the site, with each page designed to fit on lap-top screens and older smaller mobile phones in landscape mode.

Our newsletter archive is now on-line, and you will find new pages for our Trustees' blog and for news.  These aren't very full yet, and it is up to you to contribute!

You will also find requests for you to send in photos (and videos) that could be added to our gallery, and help illustrate  the many articles which are in preparation for the garden wildlife section.

To help with this we have upgraded our Contact page, and you should find it easy to send in photos or text pieces.

PLEASE let us know if you find errors in the texts, pictures or structure of this site so we can correct them.



About our website


12th October
New papers and links have been added to the pdf lists on the Scientific Literature page, within Finding out More in the Garden Science section.  The links, which were set up by Marc Carlton, should make researching the scientific background to gardening much easier.

16th August
Garden Habitats has its first and probably most important section with five pages on garden ponds, their establishment and management.


16th July

Garden Wildlife is starting population with the first animal group - mammals - covered with an introduction and 5 pages.  Many thaks to David Wembridge from PTES.    We will be putting up pages on the other vertebrates soon, and then a long series about the invertebrates, particularly insects.  Other pages on Practical Advice will follow soon.

12th May

The Search facility is now back and working well on all pages.  Sorry about the delay!

27th April

The next part of "Practical Advice" is now live.  This is the Garden management section and it currently contains  an introduction and pages on compost, pests and diseases, and managing without using peat.

We are having a temporary problem with the way the Google site search works with our pages, and we regret this facility is switched off until we have found a way to solve it - which we will shortly.

The flier and programme for the next Forum conference is now available here and the booking form will very soon be available.

New Pages to 18th April:

At relaunch the new site contains nearly all the material on-line on the original site, and some has been updated during the transfer.  The few remaining of the original pages will be posted in the next week or so.

The biggest differences on this new site are the improved and more conventional navigation system, and the system-responsive nature of the site, with each page designed to fit on lap-top screens and older smaller mobile phones in landscape mode.

Our newsletter archive is now on-line, and you will find new pages for our Trustees' blog and for news.  These aren't very full yet, and it is up to you to contribute!

You will also find requests for you to send in photos (and videos) that could be added to our gallery, and help illustrate  the many articles which are in preparation for the garden wildlife section.

To help with this we have upgraded our Contact page, and you should find it easy to send in photos or text pieces.

PLEASE let us know if you find errors in the texts, pictures or structure of this site so we can correct them.


This website is a developing resource for the Wildlife Gardening Forum and for the community of wildlife gardeners, conventional gardeners, allotmenteers, natural historians, ecologists and policy makers in Britain and beyond.As a small volunteer based charity, we are creating our website content through specialists on our trustee board, and many members with high levels of experience. 

We want to make the site a source for all relevant evidence-based information about gardens, people and biodiversity, and fill the gaps which the many other websites about garden wildlife tend not to cover.  Indeed where other sites cover subjects extremely well, such as for birds and butterflies, we will not reinvent the wheel but give you links to the sites we admire.  Consequently, we are  concentrating on the scientific evidence behind garden biodiversity, the evidence about garden management for biodiversity, and information relevant to education, human health training, planning and new build housing.

The material is presented here at three levels.  For some big topics such as garden biodiversity there is an introductory page which summarises what lies beneath. The main pages reached through the menus present a basic and uncomplicated summary of what is known on the subject.  In many cases however we have created downloadable pdf files which provide considerably more information for those people who are interested.  These documents contain proper references to sources such as scientific papers.

There will be new pages appearing on a regular basis, including over 100 pages on the varieties of garden wildlife, with identification and life cycle data.  As new pages are created, they will appear in the main menu, and we will flag their appearance here and on the front page.