Her Majesty the Queen famously once said that if Kent is the garden of England, Shropshire is surely the secret garden of England.  However, sadly, like the rest of England we have lost 50% of our orchards and 97% of our wildflower meadows in the last half century. Loss of habitat (feeding grounds and shelter) is contributing to the decline in so many of our native insects, mammals and birds.

However, there are initiatives throughout Shropshire trying to reverse the decline, some of which are listed below.

Restoring Shropshire’s Verges  

How to make your garden more biodiverse