How the Wildlife Garden Directory works

Find out more about the directory and how it works below. If you have any queries or would like to share your feedback, please get in touch!

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Using the Directory

How do I use the Wildlife Garden Directory?

The Wildlife Garden Directory makes it easy to find a wildlife-friendly gardener, designer or landscaper local to you. Enter your postcode and you will be shown a list of gardening businesses in your area.

Why is my search showing no results?

As a relatively new service, it’s possible that no wildlife gardeners have yet registered in your area. You can try a broader search, such as searching by county, or search for a business using the map. As the directory grows we will be able to show more and more businesses, so if you are still having no luck, try checking back in a couple of months.

How do I check that a business uses wildlife friendly methods?

Every business listed on the Wildlife Garden Directory has pledged to commit to using wildlife friendly methods in their work wherever possible. We carry out random checks on businesses registered in our Directory, however, as a small non-profit organisation we don’t have the resources to verify every business. Because of this, we recommend you take steps to ensure that any business you contact through our Directory uses methods that align with your requirements for your garden.
You can do this by checking their website and social media pages, as well as reading customer reviews. Or try giving them a call! A reputable business will be able to talk to you about their methods and ethos to allow you to make an informed decision. To find out more, please see our Terms and Conditions.

How do I share feedback on a business listed on the Directory?

If you have had a positive experience with a business that you have dealt with through the Directory, please let us know! We want to promote and celebrate all of the wonderful businesses that are doing their bit to help wildlife, so where possible we will share your feedback with our followers.
If you have had a negative experience with a business, please get in touch so we can look into it further. Your feedback is always welcomed and helps us to improve the directory.

How do I secure an advertising spot on your website?

By advertising with us, you will benefit from getting your business in front of potential customers up and down the country who have a passion for wildlife gardening.

We only accept ads from ethical businesses who we believe will be the right fit for the wildlife gardening professionals and enthusiasts who use this Directory. So if that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you! Find out more and get in touch here:

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Registering your business

Why should I register with the Wildlife Garden Directory?

We know that running a small business isn’t always easy, and we think that choosing to prioritise wildlife in your work makes your business pretty amazing. So we want to give you a platform where you can showcase your business and easily be connected with customers in your area.

We know it can be difficult and expensive to appear at the top of Google search results, and that searches for wildlife gardening businesses are frequently populated by the businesses with the most money, and not necessarily those with the most ethical methods. By only listing businesses who are wildlife friendly, the Wildlife Garden Directory makes it easy for customers to find businesses like yours that align with their values.

Your listing also gives you an online presence where you can share photos of your work, descriptions of your services and links to all your social media pages.

I am a gardening business but don’t specialise in wildlife gardening, can I still register?

The Wildlife Garden Directory is only for businesses who use wildlife friendly methods, creating habitat for a variety of plants and animals. The use of pesticides, herbicides or plastic turf for example, are not in alignment with wildlife friendly gardening, so if you use these in your work, then the Wildlife Garden Directory is not for you. However, we encourage you to look into the benefits of wildlife gardening for people, wildlife and the planet and think about how you can make your business more wildlife friendly. You can find lots of advice on wildlife gardening on our website Wildlife Garden Project.

I’m inundated with work, can I temporarily turn off my listing?

Congratulations on being a busy bee! If you would like to temporarily hide your listing, just let us know and we will hide your listing for you. Your listing will no longer show up in search results, but will be saved for when you are ready to accept more work.

How do I change my listing details?

You can edit your listing at any time by logging into your Account, then selecting ‘View and edit your listing’. Update your details and click ‘Save changes.’

How do I change my registered email address or password?

Update your email address or password by logging into your Account. To change your registered email address, select ‘Edit Account’, update your details and click ‘Update Account.’ You can change your password in the ‘Change Password’ tab.

How do I delete my account?

If you would no longer like to be registered on the Wildlife Garden Directory, login in to your account and select ‘Delete account’. Alternatively, get in touch and we will remove your listing for you.

About the Directory

Why did you create the Wildlife Garden Directory?

We believe every garden should be a wildlife garden, but we know that not everyone has the time, ability or energy to garden for themselves. That’s why we set up this directory, to make it quick and easy to find a local wildlife-friendly gardener, designer or landscaper to create a haven for both you and nature. At the same time, we want to promote and celebrate gardening businesses that use wildlife-friendly methods, and connect them with customers in their area.

You can find out more about why we started the Directory here.


How is the Wildlife Garden Directory funded?

We are very grateful to East Midlands Chamber and UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF), who provided us with funding for website development delivered through the East Midlands Accelerator project. This funding allowed us to pay Dave Seaton and Simon Miles from Hello Panda who worked tirelessly to develop this website.

Our small team at the Wildlife Garden Project CIC have worked on the development of the website for free, fuelled only by a desire to make it easy for everyone to have a wildlife friendly garden. Apart from our time, we incur a number of costs to maintain the Directory, including domain and hosting fees. That’s why any donations are very gratefully received, and help us to keep the Directory running. Thank you so much for your support!

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