Hedgehog Street

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The show garden at Hampton Court Flower Show (2014). Designed by Tracy Foster, it won a gold medal and the People's Choice Award.

Hedgehog Street is a UK-based conservation initiative set up by two charitable organisations, the People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS). The project was established in 2011 in response to a detected decline [1][2][3] in the hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) population in Britain, where it is a native species. Hedgehog Street is based around a website that provides volunteers with information about the ecology and behaviour of this mammal, tips on ways of managing gardens to benefit it, and resources to encourage volunteers to recruit other people to participate. The ultimate goal of the site is to encourage people to cooperatively develop interconnected networks of gardens that are managed in a way that benefits hedgehogs, and the other native species associated with these habitats. Users (or “Hedgehog Champions”) can also log into a members area where they can upload photos and access forums. As of December 2014 there were more than 32,000 volunteers registered through the website.

Hampton Court Flower Show[edit]

In July 2014 there was a Hedgehog Street garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, designed by Tracy Foster, it featured a series of three linked gardens of differing styles. It won a gold medal and the People's Choice Award for 'best small garden'.[4]

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