Wicklow is traditionally known as the Garden of Ireland. It is no wonder then that so many homeowners are beginning to see their gardens in a new light. They want to make their gardens more wildlife-friendly and contribute small patches of pollinator-friendly habitats to our landscape. In order to celebrate this, and to encourage more gardeners to follow suit, we are asking you to ‘pledge your garden for pollinators’, so that we can track the creation of these pollinator-friendly pitspots dotted across the island.
To help with this, we have produced a four-page brochure to help to explain this concept, and were delighted to get support from the Heritage and Biodiversity Officer network to produce this simple guide, beautifully illustrated by Aga Grandowicz.
This brochure explains how anyone can make any garden – big or small – more pollinator-friendly. By taking simple steps in your garden, you will help to provide much-needed food and shelter for our pollinating insects, while at the same time creating a beautiful, colourful garden for you and your family to enjoy.
The Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council is delighted to support the design and illustration of this new guide. We hope that lots of people join in and take the garden pledge. Small actions by lots of people can have a big impact in protecting and caring for Ireland’s biodiversity and pollinators.
This brochure is one of a multititude of resources including ‘How To’ guides, videos, identification aids and planting lists available at www.pollinators.ie . Download your copy below and click here to make your pledge.
We hope to have printed copies of the brochure for distribution to county Wicklow addresses shortly, please drop an e mail with your postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org to request your free copy.