1. It Starts with You
Make your garden a Grace-Friendly Garden--then add it to our map!
Add a Hedgehog Hole
Cut a 12cm hole in the base of your fence to allow hedgehogs to roam between gardens--they travel 1-2km each night!
Create a Wild Corner
Plant lots of flowers and native plants. Encourage bees, insects and other wildlife to use your garden
Make Pools and Ponds Safe
Provide a ramp or other exit route so a hedgehog can climb out of the water
Embrace the Gardener's Best Friend (Not Literally of Course!)
Instead of using slug pellets or other pesticides, let hedgehogs eat your garden pests. If you must use additional pest control try something non-toxic like a beer trap or grapefruit peels
Keep garden netting and wire at least 20cm above the ground; store antifreeze and other chemicals safely out of reach; keep drains and other potential traps covered
Always CheckBefore you mow, strim, cut, or burn! Be alert for any sleeping or nesting hedgehogs