Visit Hedgehog Street at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and the People’s Trust for Endangered Species’ (PTES) hedgehog-friendly garden has been selected as one of this year’s summer gardens at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
The garden, called Hedgehog Street, aims to raise awareness of the plight of threatened hedgehogs and shows how gardeners can help the species in their own back yard.
Populations of hedgehogs have plummeted in the UK by more than a third during the last 10 years and a big factor in the decline is tidy, fenced-in gardens, which prevent hedgehogs from finding shelter, food and mates.
The charities are encouraging people to take steps to help hedgehogs, such as teaming up with neighbours to make a small hole in shared fences or boundaries that will allow hedgehogs to roam freely through.
The garden being shown at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was designed by award-winning garden designer Tracy Foster and will show various elements that are beneficial to hedgehogs.
For more information about Hedgehog Street and how to help hedgehogs in your garden and neighbourhood, please visit www.hedgehogstreet.org.