Make Your Own Wildlife-Friendly Hanging Basket

9th March 2021

Make Your Own Wildlife-Friendly Hanging Basket

We are pleased to announce a joint initiative between Eynsford Green Team, Eynsford Gardeners' Club and Eynsford in Bloom. 

Brighten up your garden, make it more attractive to wildlife, and help to make Eynsford more beautiful for the Eynsford in Bloom competition!

Are you currently choosing bedding plants for your garden hanging baskets and containers? Why not have a go at creating a wildlife-friendly hanging basket.

We have put together some ideas to help you make your hanging baskets more attractive to bees and other pollinators. This includes;

  • ideas on lining your planter so that it is more wildlife-friendly and incorporates recycled materials,
  • some suggestions for more wildlife-friendly, colourful and scented bedding plants, and,
  • ideas to help with manual watering.

Creating this hanging basket makes good use of readily available plant material from gardens, it provides suitable habitats and food for wildlife, the basket looks attractive with the green foliage and it is great fun (it really is!).

Many of these ideas would also be relevant for your pots and other planters.

The Village would look even more beautiful if we could make a display in our front gardens of wildlife-friendly planters. (Although the insects would also like a wildlife-friendly hanging basket in your back garden!). Not only would this be great for wildlife, and create an attractive feature in your garden, but it would also help with our 2021 entry to Eynsford in Bloom.

If you need help sourcing any of the equipment, materials or plants please let us know as we might be able to help!

Please see the attached document for more information. Hanging Basket Tutorial 

We would love to see your planted containers and baskets. Post your photos on the Eynsford Parish Council facebook page or email

Author: Holly Ivaldi


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