Wildlife friendly plants can provide suitable nesting sites, areas for shelter and edible berries for birds and mammals, as well as flowers which will attract beneficial Insects. When creating your wildlife haven select plants and seeds based on the size of your garden and species you wish to attract. Provide Nest Boxes close by - the plants and seed will help attract Wildlife to your garden, and nest boxes will encourage them to stay.

Plants and Seeds

Wildlife friendly plants can provide suitable nesting sites, areas for shelter and edible berries for birds and mammals, as well as flowers which will attract beneficial Insects. When creating your wildlife haven select plants and seeds based on the size of your garden and species you wish to attract. Provide Nest Boxes close by - the plants and seed will help attract Wildlife to your garden, and nest boxes will encourage them to stay.

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  1. Gaillardia 'Kobold' - 8 x 9cm Pots
    • Loved by bees and butterflies
    • Easy to grow, just plant in a sunny spot.
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £18.99
  2. Fruit Garden
    • 98% of our customers would buy again!
    • High quality fruit plants from leading Dutch growing fields.
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free return guarantee
    £42.48 £84.95
  3. The Best-Ever Butterfly Border
    • Designed by our experts to be amazing for bees and butterflies .
    • No risk planting with our free return guarantee.
    • Covers 3 metres by 1 metre - follow our handy guide in the description for simple planting steps
    £72.96 £145.92
  4. Butterfly Selection Pack - 4 x 11cm Pots
    • These plants are recommended by the RHS as part of the plants for pollinators scheme.
    • No risk planting - 2 month free returns guarantee.
    • 98% of our customers would buy again!
    £16.99
  5. Bee Selection Pack - 8 x 9cm Pots
    • All four types of plant are amazing for bees - you get two of each
    • A pollinator paradise with a range of lovely colours
    • Bestseller - this is a popular product!
    £17.99
  6. Blackberry 'Black Satin'
    • Recommended by the RHS as part of the plants for pollinators scheme.
    • A thornless plant that produces lovely fresh blackberries
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £6.99 £14.99
    • 30 years experience in biodiversity
    • Supporting Wildlife Partners across UK and Europe
    • Foods produced from our Shropshire factory
  7. Salvia Nemorosa  'East Friesland' - 8 x 9cm Pots
    • Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
    • A lovely violet-blue plant that bees love
    • Flowers annually from June to September
    £18.99
  8. Verbena Bonariensis 'Purple Top' - 8 x 9cm pots
    • Endorsed by leading invertebrate charity Buglife
    • Brilliant for butterflies and bees!
    • Bestseller - one of our most popular plants!
    £18.99
  9. Lavandula Angustifolia 'Hidcote' -  8 x 9cm Pots
    • Bestseller - this is a very popular plant!
    • Brilliant for butterflies and bees
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £18.99
  10. Geum ‘Mrs Bradshaw' - 8 x 9cm Pots
    • Brilliant for bees - this plant was chosen by our wildlife specialists
    • Selling fast - don't miss out!
    • Bestseller - this is a popular product!
    £18.99
  11. Calamintha Nepeta 'Lesser Calamint '- 8 x 9cm Pots
    • Recommended by RHS on the plants for pollinators scheme
    • Bestseller - this is a very popular plant!
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free return guarantee
    £18.99
  12. 82026
    £1.49 £2.49
    • 30 years experience in biodiversity
    • Supporting Wildlife Partners across UK and Europe
    • Foods produced from our Shropshire factory
  13. Nepeta Fassenii 'Garden Catmint' - 8 x 9cm Pots
    • A wonderful border plant
    • Brilliant for bees and other insects
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £18.99
  14. Alchemilla Mollis - Lady's Mantle - 8 Pack
    • Brilliant for bees - this plant was chosen by our wildlife specialists
    • Easy to grow, just plant in a sunny spot.
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £18.99
  15. Geranium Rozanne  - 8 x 9cm Pots
    • Brilliant for bees - this plant was chosen by our wildlife specialists
    • Easy to grow, Geranium 'Rozanne' is tolerant of most conditions except waterlogged soil.
    • Selling fast - this is our most popular plant!
    £22.99
  16. 82036
    £1.49 £2.49
  17. 82046
    £1.49 £2.49
  18. Yellow Summer Raspberry
    • Recommended by the RHS as part of the plants for pollinators scheme.
    • Easy to grow, just plant in a sunny spot.
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £6.99 £14.99
    • 30 years experience in biodiversity
    • Supporting Wildlife Partners across UK and Europe
    • Foods produced from our Shropshire factory
  19. 82052
    £1.49 £2.49
  20. Buddleja Davidii 'White Dwarf' - 2L Pot
    • Loved by bees and butterflies
    • An incredible dwarf variety of buddleja that is easier to manage
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free return guarantee
    £12.99
  21. Verbena Bonariensis - 4 x 11cm Pots
    • Selling fast... don't miss out!
    • Great for the front of a border or a patio pot
    • The cluster of flowers are an amazing source of nectar for insects
    £19.99
  22. Bee Perfect Rose (Bijenweelde®) Yellow
    • Easy to grow and look after
    • Brilliant for bees!
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £7.99
  23. Caryopteris 'Heavenly Blue' - 2L Pot
    • Loved by bees and butterflies
    • A hardy shrub that is easy to care for
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £9.99
  24. Sedum Spectabile 'Brillant' - 8 x 9cm Pots
    • Brilliant for butterflies- these plants were chosen by wildlife specialists
    • Selling fast - don't miss out!
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £18.99
    • 30 years experience in biodiversity
    • Supporting Wildlife Partners across UK and Europe
    • Foods produced from our Shropshire factory
  25. 82053
    £3.29 As low as £2.99
  26. Gaura Lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' - 4 x 11cm pots
    • Brilliant for butterflies - this plant was chosen by wildlife specialists
    • Plant in well drained soil in the sun or semi-shade
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £16.99
  27. The Beautiful Bee Border
    • Brilliant for bees - these products were chosen by wildlife specialists
    • No risk planting - free returns guarantee
    • 3 metres x 1 metre - use the guide in the description for easy planting!
    £64.96 £129.91
  28. Saponaria Officinalis 'Soapwart' - 4 x 11cm Pots
    • Brilliant for bees - this plant was chosen by our wildlife specialists
    • Delivered to your door and easy to plant
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £12.99
  29. 82055
    £1.49 £2.49
  30. Centurea Montana  'Mountain Cornflower' - 4 x 11cm Pots
    • Best suited to a sunny border with well-drained soil
    • Sustainably cultivated - better for nature, the environment, climate and animals.
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £16.99
    • 30 years experience in biodiversity
    • Supporting Wildlife Partners across UK and Europe
    • Foods produced from our Shropshire factory
  31. 82065
    £1.49 £2.49
  32. Echinacea purpurea 'Alba' - 4 x 11cm Pots
    • Brilliant for butterflies and bees - this plant was chosen by our wildlife specialists
    • Delivered to your door and easy to plant
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £19.99
  33. Hedera Hibernica  'Ivy' - 8 x 9cm Pots
    • A perfect natural nesting site for birds
    • An evergreen plant that looks great 365 days a year!
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £18.99
  34. 82067
    £1.49 £2.49
  35. Vaccinium Goldtraube 'Blueberry Bush' - 2L Pot
    • Loved by bees and butterflies
    • Delivered to your door and easy to plant
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £6.99 £14.99
  36. Aster 'Professor Anton Kippenberg' - 4 x 11cm Pots
    • Brilliant for bees - this plant was chosen by our wildlife specialists
    • Independently certified by ‘On the way to PlanetProof’ this plant has been cultivated by sustainable methods
    • No risk planting thanks to our no quibble free returns guarantee
    £16.99

Planting Gardens for Birds and Wildlife

Birds require food, cover and nesting sites to survive. Careful choice of plants and provision of other features such as ponds will help you to create a haven for wildlife in your garden.

The more varied you can make your garden, the better it will be for wildlife. Inclusion of shrubs, a hedge, climbers, and trees will create habitats to suit many different birds. Herbaceous plants and a lawn are other valuable features.

Choose a selection of shrubs and trees that provide insect food, and berries or fruit for as long period as possible.

Inclusion of thorny plants and some evergreens provide shelter and safe nesting sites. This page lists just some of the useful shrubs, trees and climbers for a wildlife garden. Due to limited space, growing conditions and flowering and fruiting periods are not given. These can be gleaned from many good gardening books.

Avoid planting non-native, invasive species that can cause a conservation problem if they spread into sensitive habitats. Non-native pond plants are a particular problem, as they can be moved into watercourses by birds, cats and dogs, travel many miles and may blanket large areas of water or riverbank. Never tip garden rubbish into a semi- natural habitat as the seeds can spread. Compost your green rubbish and take the rest to a local tip, where it can be disposed of properly.

Climbers and Shrubs

Shrubs and bushes create the perfect hideaways for birds and mammals alike. Planting varieties that have either nectar-rich flowers or tasty berries will help make your garden a haven for all types of wildlife. For example

Perennial Plants

Perennials are plants that live for more than 2 years, generally flowering annually and dying back during the winter. Our range has been specially selected to help you create colourful displays in your garden which will attract and benefit insects such as butterflies and bees. Choosing a variety of plants that flower at different times will help to ensure your garden looks beautiful and sustains the wildlife across the seasons.

Lavender is ideal for planting on the edge of a border. The aromatic fragrance of the blue-purple flowers will attract lots of beneficial insects. Needs full sun and, for best results, prune out the spent flower heads in the autumn, followed by cutting back completely in the spring to ensure fresh, vigorous growth.

Our plants may be delivered in an infant or dormant state but once exposed to sunlight, they will resume growing. We also recommend using a fertiliser or soil conditioner when repotting or relocating into the garden to help them establish quickly.