Wildlife gardens are becoming more popular as gardeners do their bit to protect our wildlife heritage. There is no form or standard for a wildlife garden. It could be a combination of a small patch a wildflower meadow with a native plant border and pile of logs. Most tend to have a pond of some description but this is not essential. Some formal gardens have a 'wildlife corner' and some wildlife gardens can look quite formal - the most important element is the plants. These should provide food, shelter and habitat at some level for our native wildlife bringing butterflies, birds, insects and mammals into the garden.