Avon Wildlife Trust linking with BBC to create wildlife garden

Monday 2nd March 2015

Image credit: Tom Marshall

Working in partnership with Avon Wildlife Trust, the BBC will be inviting school children and community groups in the Bristol area to help create a wildlife garden at BBC Bristol, to celebrate Bristol as European Green Capital 2015.

Alongside the Trust and the BBC’s specialist programme makers, young people are being invited to transform the space right outside Broadcasting House on Whiteladies Road. The wildlife garden will be a beacon demonstration site for Avon Wildlife Trust’s new My Wild City campaign inspiring people to make homes for wildlife across Bristol.

The groups will document the development of the new garden over a series of  activity days in the spring and summer, making their own films about wildlife, gardening and their individual experiences of creating an urban wildlife oasis in Bristol’s Green Capital year. Presenters and behind the scenes experts from some of Bristol’s leading television brands will help with the green makeover, sharing their knowledge with teams of young gardeners and film-makers.

School teams and community groups from across the city will create the garden itself - they'll also be making their own short films for a Avon Wildlife Trust's YouTube Channel.

Watch this space!