Homebuilder goes for gold with wildlife friendly Ribble Valley gardens

Leading Lancashire housebuilder Barratt Homes has won a gold award from RSPB for its wildlife friendly garden at its brand new Barrow development, The Brooks.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 3:45 pm
To win the award, the gardens had to include multiple features to support and enhance nature and natural habitats.

As part of its corporate partnership, the housebuilder created the Whalley Road garden in line with RSPB guidance, which now welcomes all types of nature.

Barratt Homes has been awarded five stars from the Home Builder Federation (HBF) for the eleventh year in a row and is continuing its success by working with the RSPB to make show home gardens across its operational areas wildlife friendly.

To win the award, the gardens had to include multiple features to support and enhance nature and natural habitats.

At The Brooks, this includes bat, bird and bee boxes, hedgehog homes and hedgehog highways. Native hedgerows and a scented garden also make this outdoor space suitable for many types of wild animals that may stumble upon it.

Philippa Stewart, Head of Sales at Barratt Homes North Midlands, said: “We have had a national partnership with the RSPB for some time now and want to ensure that we’re doing that bit extra to retain and build upon the natural habitats around our developments.

“We’re really excited for our customers to see the new wildlife friendly show home gardens to show the potential we have as home owners to do our bit for the environment.

“Hopefully the new gardens will be teeming with life this spring and anyone that has an appointment to visit the development will be able to pick up some great tips for their new home.”

Anyone looking for more information about making their garden wildlife friendly can find a range of great guides on the RSPB website.