How to guide: Create shelter

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Nest boxes, bee hotels and hedgehog houses are some of the structures we can provide in our gardens for different species.

Providing a number of different shelters made from a variety of materials will accommodate the widest biodiversity and create some lovely features in the garden. Don’t forget, just because it's for wildlife doesn’t mean it can’t be neat and tidy.

Top examples

  • upturned broken plant pot
  • hedgerow
  • log pile
  • climbing shrubs
  • rockery
  • compost heap

Have you created shelter for wildlife in Bristol? Tell us about it!


FilenameFile size
Basically Boxes - part1.pdf430.25 KB
Basically Boxes - part2.pdf396.29 KB
Creature Features - for over wintering wildlife in your garden.pdf1.32 MB
How to make insect hotels.jpg5.52 MB
Simple hedgehog house.jpg3.68 MB
Deluxe hedgehog house.jpg4.48 MB