Gardening with butterflies and moths in mind is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your own backyard.

Small Tortoiseshell - Matt Berry

Get gardening

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. 

Peacock Butterfly small box  - Neil Hulme

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. 

Elephant Hawk-moth - Rachel Scopes

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.

Common Blue - Dave Green

Plots for Pollinators

You can help butterflies, moths and other pollinators in just one square metre of outdoor space.  Could you squeeze some nectar plants in pots onto your patio? Or create a flowerbed in your front garden? A great project for all the family to get involved in. 

Common Blue - Tim Melling

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

Garden Tiger - Iain Leach

Gardening projects

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.