Who We Are
The Wild Garden Company sprang out of us noticing first hand the decline in bees on our lavender and when one of our co-founders, Emma, volunteered throughout Africa for a wildlife conservation project, where she saw first hand the issues that we face in terms of wildlife preservation and the ways in which we can help.
Emma Goodwill, co-founder of The Wild Garden Company
After Emma's invaluable first hand experience and the knowledge from our lavender farm, we knew it wasn't just bees in decline, but many other wildlife species all over the world, we knew we had to do something about it.
That’s how the Wild Garden Company concept came to life.
"How did things get so bad for hedgehogs?" - The Telegraph
"Gardeners urged to help prevent decline in bee population" - Sunday Post
"Wildlife decline threatens UK's biodiversity" - The Guardian
Do headlines like these sound familiar?
It’s a sad reality to comprehend, but one that we can all do something about if we work together.
Our busy lifestyles sometimes mean that we simply don’t have time to give our gardens as much attention as we’d like. The problem with this, however, is that our gardens act as temporary and long-term homes for many different species of wildlife. And by not encouraging that wildlife to thrive, we are missing an opportunity to secure its future.
We want to give you a helping hand with attracting wildlife to your garden. We want to ensure you’ve always got access to the right products for your wildlife to prosper.
That’s why we have carefully selected items that you can use right away, such as bird and hedgehog food, as well as other goodies that will bring rewards further down the line, like spring-flowering bulbs.
It’s one thing that we’ve let our national species, the hedgehog, decline significantly in recent years, but quite another that bee numbers are now at crisis levels.
There used to be 27 species of bee in the UK, but 2 are sadly now extinct. Furthermore, a dramatic decrease in the British bee population has been witnessed in recent years.
Add to this the fact that the number of hedgehogs in the UK is now under one million for the first time ever and you can see the extent of the problem being faced.
Mother Nature does an incredible job, but sometimes she needs a small helping hand from us.