Urban Biodiversity Gardens

We are excited to announce that we will hopefully be coordinating the creation and management of an urban wildlife garden in the middle of Oxford! We plan to take over from staff and students who originally established this space, beside the Earth Science’s department on South Parks Road, as an ‘Incredible Edible’ vegetable plot.

We will shift the focus of the garden to provide habitat to species that would otherwise struggle in an urban environment such as Oxford. For example, we will plant native wildflowers that will act as a food source for pollinators and provide nesting space for threatened invertebrates. In the future there may be opportunities to sow plants that are edible for us humans within the garden too and so demonstrate how gardening can be done for both humans and the rest of the natural world. 

We will need volunteers to help with this! So if you fancy learning more about wildlife-friendly gardening, meeting new people with a passion for conserving biodiversity, or you just want to get out of the library and stick your hands in some soil… then stay tuned to find out more!