This is a collaborative post in partnership with Vivara.
Would you like to welcome more butterflies to your garden? This lovely giveaway from wildlife experts Vivara will help you do just that.
I’ve got one of their Beautiful Butterfly Border Kits packed with plants and wildlife-friendly products to give away to a lucky reader. Read on to find out more about Vivara and enter the giveaway.
Garden wildlife products from Vivara
Vivara is a team of passionate experts in garden wildlife who are on a mission to make nature accessible to everyone. Their products allow you to create wildlife habitats in a range of settings, from large green spaces to small urban gardens. The range includes plants and products that help to support wild birds, bees, butterflies and many more garden wildlife species.
Vivara and the Big Butterfly Count
As part of their commitment to support wildlife, Vivara are the official sponsors of the Big Butterfly Count, which runs from 15th July to 7th August.
This survey helps to assess the health of the environment and provide feedback on the number of butterflies found across the country. The campaign also aims to inspire people to help protect butterflies and other pollinators, which are declining in the UK. Recent research suggests half of all British butterflies are now on the UK Red List of endangered species.
To take part in the count, you simply spend fifteen minutes outdoors counting the amount and type of butterflies you see, then log your results via the free app or at www.bigbutterflycount.org. As well as being an important survey, this is a brilliant way to get a little bit more in touch with nature – and it’s a perfect nature play activity for kids too.
As part of the Big Butterfly Count launch day celebrations, Vivara are also planting up wildlife-friendly habitats in five Roadchef service stations. In addition to highlighting how it’s possible to encourage and support nature in unexpected places, these will provide visitors with somewhere to relax and enjoy nature while breaking up a long journey.
Supporting butterflies in your garden
We can all help butterflies thrive in our gardens by growing plants that provide a source of pollen and nectar, and installing a home where they can shelter and nest. The Vivara Beautiful Butterfly Border Kit is a super-easy way to do all of this.
Let’s take a look at what’s in the kit.
Vivara’s Beautiful Butterfly Border Kit
The Beautiful Butterfly Border Kit contains everything you need to welcome butterflies to your garden. It’s designed to occupy a one metre by three metre space.
There’s a selection of flowers that butterflies will love, including Lavender, Dwarf Buddleja, Coneflower, Catmint, Black-eyed Susan and Verbena Bonariensis. There are 29 plants in total, so you can easily create a stunning border full of flowers.
The kit also incudes a lovely wooden butterfly house, and a butterfly and bee box. Add these to your butterfly border and you’ve got the perfect habitat for butterflies and other pollinating insects.
Isn’t this a fantastic kit? It takes all the hard work out of creating a garden for wildlife, and fills your outdoor space with gorgeous flowers for months.
The Beautiful Butterfly Border Kit usually retails at £132.64, but it’s currently on offer at £66.32. Whereabouts would you plant it in your garden?
Win a Vivara Beautiful Butterfly Border Kit
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