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If you’re stuck at home and have a garden that’s been a little neglected recently, now is the perfect time to pick up the trough and get gardening again. But where do you start? On this page we have guides for those who have no gardening experience on how to get started, as well as guides on how to promote British wildlife with your garden, practice wildlife photography, and take part in national wildlife monitoring schemes.

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Getting started with gardening 

Here are some useful websites that teach you the basics of gardening if you don’t know where to start: 

Helping wildlife 

There are lots of things you can do to improve the diversity of British wildlife using your garden – from attracting butterflies or bumblebees to your garden to building a hedgehog home or a bird feeder. Here are some resources to get you started: 

Wildlife monitoring 

Anyone with a garden can monitor the wildlife in it and help contribute to national monitoring schemes. Whether this is something you want to take part in, or whether you just want to do it for fun, here are some guides to monitoring wildlife in your garden: 

Wildlife photography 

  • WildlifePhoto – free online wildlife photography course by UK photographer Will Burrard-Lucas