Gardening with butterflies and moths in mind is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your own backyard.
By simply growing a few choice plants and providing butterflies and moths with a garden refuge, you can make a huge difference. Don't feel daunted, read on for our dos and don'ts, tips and tricks. This is the page you need for all the basics.
Gardening for butterflies
Butterflies will visit any garden, however small, if they can feed from nectar plants. A well thought out garden can attract more than 20 species of butterfly. If you manage your patch to create a breeding habitat, you may see even more. We have downloadable resources to help you create a butterfly haven.
Gardening for moths
Moths are valuable pollinators that need our help. They play an important role in the garden ecosystem, so it’s vital that we make homes for them. Like butterflies, many moths drink nectar, but they also need plants on which to lay their eggs. Download our top nectar and food plants for moths and welcome them into your garden.
Half price membership
Join Butterfly Conservation for half price and learn how to make your garden better for butterflies with your free Gardening for Butterflies booklet, written by gardening expert Kate Bradbury, which you'll receive in the post as part of your welcome pack.
Monthly gardening blogs
There is always work to be done in the garden, and our Secret Gardener is here to help. Whether you want to plant bulbs to attract butterflies in spring, grow foodplants for moths, or provide nectar sources in winter - we have the answers
Large or small, sunny or shady - there are plenty of projects you can do in your garden to attract wildlife. We have planting plans that butterflies and moths will love, container projects, urban gardening tips and even ideas to involve the whole family. Dig out your gardening gloves and get planting.