Spring wildlife garden
Helping hedgehogs, wildlife gardening

Spring wildlife garden

Tour of my Yorkshire wildlife garden in Spring with tips for creating your own wildlife garden

Wildlife garden in Spring
Raised beds in my Spring garden – packed with plants for insects and wildlife

Join me on this little tour of some of the wildlife friendly features in my garden including compost heaps, hedgehog houses, water bowls and an insect hotel. Spring is a great time to be getting your garden ready for wildlife and hedgehogs emerging from hibernation.

If I’ve inspired you to make your garden more wildlife friendly, here are my pages with lots of advice on completing your transformation. You’ll also find other links in the ‘hedgehog information’ section of this website.

Hedgehog friendly gardening

Creating hedgehog highways

What plants to grow for wildlife

How to build an insect hotel

In addition, I don’t use any pesticides or herbicides anywhere in the garden. Slug pellets are also banned!

Hedgehog hole to link gardens
Hedgehog hole through to a neighbouring garden


Insect hotel, bug house, wildlife hotel
My home-made insect hotel
Spring garden border
Spring garden border – the more plants in your borders, the better they are for insects and wildlife

I run a hedgehog rescue in York, England. Like all wildlife rescues, my work is entirely self funded. You can find out more about my work here. If you’ve been inspired to support my work, you can do so here.

I also make silver jewellery inspired by nature and wildlife and you can visit my online jewellery shop here.

Handmade silver nature jewellery by little silver hedgehog
Handmade silver nature jewellery by little silver hedgehog

I’d love to see your pictures of your wildlife garden and any top tips you have for attracting wildlife into your garden. I am also able to come and check out your garden or talk to your group about making your garden wildlife friendly. Please get in touch here. I also run a range of special events where you can come and explore my wildlife garden and gain inspiration for creating your own.

Emma and the hedgehogs


8 thoughts on “Spring wildlife garden”

  1. Thank you for all your helpful advise and site about hedgehogs. We have created two feeding stations, left out water in 2 places, created a shallow wild life pond so that there’s no need for them to use the very deep pond. And we’ve a resident hegehog and more that visit. I’ve learnt a lot from your information thanks for all your hard work, Wendy in Yorkshire.

  2. That is great news! Well done for everything you are doing to help! Wish more people would allow hedgehogs access to their gardens! So many are fenced out of front and back gardens 😦 Well done!

  3. After removing a bottom panel from a side gate we have hedgehogs (at least one) patrolling the garden again. We have two hog houses in place and getting ready to establish some shrubbery, a bog garden and other features in the coming months.

  4. Sadly we don’t have hedgehogs here. They are such interesting little creatures. We used to see them quite frequently in our garden back in England. I love your wildlife garden!

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