Planting for Pollinators

Through our biodiversity work we encourage and enable communities, groups, organisations, individuals (in Scotland) to plant for pollinators, helping to increase biodiversity.

We aim to create healthy outdoor spaces for communities to enjoy, enabling people to learn more about biodiversity and reconnect with their environment.

Are you interested in transforming a shared local space with native Scottish wildflowers?

Here is what you can do:

Step 1: Find a shared space where you live or work (and find out who owns it!)

Step 2: Take a picture before

Step 3: Obtain some wildflower seeds, there are many sources, but good to check they are suited to Scotland.

Step 4: Get planting!

Step 5: Once your seeds start growing take your after picture and share with Keep Scotland Beautiful and on social media


In Scotland we’re lucky to have some amazing wildflowers. Bringing people together, getting active, growing as a group and giving back through volunteering can all improve health and wellbeing. Plus, by creating these pockets of wild beauty you will also be creating corridors for valuable pollinators. Well done you!


What is biodiversity?
Biodiversity is the variety of living things in an area – the more plant and animal species there are, the more biodiverse it is. It is important for the health of both the environment and people, impacting our food, medicine and emotional well-being.

Unfortunately, there has been a dramatic reduction in biodiversity in recent years due to factors such as habitat loss and climate change. The good news is that you can help! Simple actions like planting wildflowers or leaving a log pile in your garden can have big benefits for local wildlife.

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