Featured / General Gardening / May 12, 2021

What is ‘No Mow May’?

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it is wonderful to see wildlife spring back into action. From watching the bees buzz hard at work, to the simple joy of witnessing a butterfly gently land on its chosen flower, the world around us is always waiting to be appreciated.

That is why the month of May draws focus on what we can do as gardeners or as wildlife enthusiasts, to promote all the living things that make our environment a better place to be!

‘No Mow May’ suggests that you leave your lawn untouched for a whole month and let it go back to its wild roots. By doing so, plenty of creatures and crawlies have a wider space to flourish in their green surroundings and promote a healthier, more diverse eco-system and all within your own garden!

The Alnwick Garden actively protects the wildlife that make a home within our walls, and we have various nest boxes, insect hotels and habitat piles on-site. But if you are looking for an easy way to make a big impact, ‘No Mow May’ might just be the perfect answer.

To learn more about how to get involved, you can visit Plant Life’s handy guide here

Or you can follow our journey of effective sustainability by looking at our Environmental Impact here

Happy No Mow May 🌿