Gardening for Wildlife in the Garden County

Making space for nature in the garden is not only good for the planet but is good for our health too!

A new publication from the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council invites people to make their  gardens more wildlife friendly.

Garden Wildlife of Wicklow’ has lots of tips for suitable plants to encourage birds and pollinating insects and folds out to a full colour poster to help us identify some of our more common visitors.

“As part of Wicklow County Council’s ‘Keep Well’ campaign  we are encouraging everyone to spend time outdoors and to  connect with nature.  Inviting nature into our gardens is a great way to do this”, said Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer with Wicklow County Council .

No matter how big or small your garden is, whether it is  a balcony or a large green space, inviting wildlife to share it is good for biodiversity and is good for us.  This fold out poster is designed to complement the ‘Gardening for Biodiversity’ booklet produced by the Local Authority  Heritage Officer Network in 2020.

Copies of both are available to download as pdfs  on or hard copies can be posted free-of -charge courtesy of Wicklow County Council.   Email wicklowheritage@wicklowcoco.ieto request your free copy.

This project is one of the biodiversity actions of the County Wicklow Heritage Plan and is co-funded by the Heritage Council and Wicklow County Council. 

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