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What is Nextdoor Nature?

In 2021, BBOWT won £90,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to work with people in Reading and Slough in Berkshire to take action for nature. That could be transforming a dull, barren patch of land into a place that's colourful and buzzing with wildlife again, or a space that could be a wild but safe area to visit or play in.

If you live in Reading or Slough and you would like help creating more nature everywhere, for everyone, please get in touch! 


Nextdoor Nature in Reading

BBOWT's Ed Munday working with residents, business owners and Reading Borough Council to create a greener space in Coronation Square, Southcote, as part of the Trust's Nextdoor Nature project. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee.

Nextdoor Nature in Slough

BBOWT's Nextdoor Nature project officer Barbara Polonara helped create a garden for people and wildlife at the Ujala Foundation community centre in Slough in 2023.

A nationwide scheme to help nature flourish

Our project is part of a nationwide Nextdoor Nature project by The Wildlife Trusts which won £5 million in total from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to bring communities together to help nature flourish where they live and work. Individual Wildlife Trusts across the UK will provide people with advice and support to help nature on their doorstep and leave a lasting natural legacy to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

George the Poet explains how nature connects us all

See what's happening across the country as part of the Nextdoor Nature project

Communities working are together for people and for nature.

There’s already so much to celebrate – here are just a few updates from incredible communities doing wonderful things for nature and for people. 

Nottingham’s Arkwright Meadows Community Garden

Looking after nature in Jaywick

Rewilding in Stafford

Ciera's story

Creating pollinator-friendly gardens at Swansea Gower College

Can't wait to get started?

Nature’s recovery needs to start now! We’ve got plenty of ideas that everyone can get on with, right away. And for a beautiful, wildlife-friendly and happy street, why not share some ideas with your neighbours too? 


How to grow a wild patch or mini meadow

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How to help wildlife at work

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How to create a vertical garden

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