Putting wildlife at the heart of our communities - a new scheme for Wild Maidenhead
Let’s do more for wildlife in our gardens and make the extra effort to provide our flora and fauna with a rich and diverse home.
This is the idea behind our new Wild About Gardens Awards scheme, which was first run in 2019.
Our aim is to help people value the contribution of wildlife in their gardens – and to do that across our whole community. It’s for all ages and we are especially keen to encourage our younger residents to take interest in the natural world around them.
The scheme, initiated by Wild Maidenhead, was piloted in Cookham in 2018. Because resources are currently limited, the scheme is only open to private gardens. It’s planned to extend the scheme in future years to other local areas, and also to open the scheme to categories such as balconies, community gardens and business grounds.
‘Wild About Gardens’ is not a competition: it is a certification scheme based on the self-assessment check list. You might be surprised to know that 24 different garden features help wildlife and many can easily be added to help your garden qualify.
Please mention Wild About Gardens Awards to your local friends and encourage them to enter in 2020.