Our Come Forth for Wildlife’s Wildlife Gardening Workshops are now complete! Come Forth for Wildlife delivered a total of 60 sessions across Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and Stirling offering guidance, advice and on the ground work to make gardens more wildlife friendly. To date we have delivered 60 workshops with a total of 825 attendees from across the Forth Valley area.
We visited therapeutic gardens over a course of regular sessions to engage with groups with physical/ learning difficulties and teaching these groups all about amphibians, reptiles and wildlife friendly gardening with an emphasis on creating wildlife friendly features in their own garden setting.
Community gardens and allotments where part of these workshops, introducing the principles of wildlife gardening through group activities, talks and a tour of the allotment/community garden. All gardens were also involved in surveying for amphibians or reptiles to see what species already use their spaces!
Over a busy summer season this year, 2022, we have run workshops at Tullibole Castle, Gargunnock Community Ponds The Haven in Stirling, Tullibody Community Garden and Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness. The groups learnt all about amphibians, reptiles and wildlife gardening by creating model wildlife gardens, before getting involved creating a wildlife-friendly feature of their choice within their own space.