Make a big splash for nature

Small but mighty

Wetlands are areas where land meets water. They include rivers, marshes and lakes. Mini-wetlands are those smaller spaces such as ponds, drainpipe wetlands and bog gardens. They are fantastic for wildlife, supporting more life per area than most other habitats.

Create your own mini-wetland

Every wetland, no matter how small, makes a difference.

So get your hands dirty and give nature a huge boost. It’s easy and doesn’t cost the earth. With time running out to bring nature back from the brink there has never been a more important time to create “blue” wildlife hotspots in your gardens, backyards and communities.

How to guide

Use our handy guide to help you create your very own mini-wetland. From ponds of all shapes and sizes to bog gardens, it's simpler than you think.

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No garden? No problem

If you don’t have a garden to create a pond in, why not consider creating a drainpipe wetland? Drainpipe gardens are small but mighty – virtually maintenance free – making the most of the water that comes from your drainpipes.

Spread the word

Encourage your friends and neighbours to get involved too. Wildlife doesn’t just need healthy habitats to live, they also have to be able to move between habitats to feed, breed or find new territories. If enough of us act, we can create vital mini-wetland wildlife corridors in our communities to help nature when it struggles most.

A family in their urban front garden by a pond. Two adults are leaning against the bay window, chatting with their hot drinks, while the young girl is playing by the pond