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10 ways to add water to your garden that wildlife will love
16 Apr 2019

10 ways to add water to your garden that wildlife will love

When it comes to supporting nature, wildlife gardens are a good place to start. By creating ponds and wetland areas in our gardens - no matter how small – you'll attract wildlife like dragonflies, amphibians and birds. ...

How nature can benefit your mental health, and why we need it now more than ever
10 Oct 2018

How nature can benefit your mental health, and why we need it now more than ever

Today, we live in a society where record levels of stress, anxiety and depression are being diagnosed. Mental health awareness is improving, but Mind reports that people are finding it harder to cope with these disorders and so incidents of self-harm and ...

Christmas waste - the weight of 3.3m penguins!
19 Dec 2017

Christmas waste - the weight of 3.3m penguins!

WWT and 17 other environment and animal welfare charities* are championing moves to cut plastics and waste this Christmas. Together we are calling for: businesses to slash wasteful packaging; governments across the four nations to commit to a raft of ...

How rain gardens can help tackle climate change
24 Jul 2017

How rain gardens can help tackle climate change

Gardeners are getting an insight into dealing with the possible effects of climate change, at a new WWT Washington Wetland Centre garden exhibit. It’s likely that British gardens will need to withstand more periods of both drought and heavy rain in the...

Flooding-friendly garden wins awards
05 Jul 2016

Flooding-friendly garden wins awards

A garden that shows people how they can help solve local flooding through gardening has won a Gold Award and Best Garden award at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2016. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust’s “Working Wetlands Garden” is designed by Jeni ...