Take the Edinburgh Pollinator Pledge

Insects, especially bees, flies, moths, butterflies and beetles, are the most important pollinators, and are responsible for fertilising many plants. We rely on pollination to create Edinburgh’s beautiful landscapes  and produce many of the crops we rely on. Our city would not be the same without them so you. Sign up to the Edinburgh Pollinator Pledge today and play your part.

There are over 160,000 gardens in Edinburgh and these could form part of a massive network for pollinators. Gardens can be excellent places for pollinators but the quality varies enormously. Research into urban pollinators shows there are some simple actions anyone with access to a garden or greenspace can take.

How you can help

The aim of the Edinburgh Pollinator Pledge is to create a network of people and habitats that are supporting pollinators across the city. The city has some amazing green spaces that support pollinators. Areas like the Water of Leith and the cities Local Nature Reserves are crucial. As are allotments and potentially golf courses. You can contribute by putting your pin on the map and joining the network.

1. Plant for pollinators

2. Make space for nature

3. Expand the network


Sign up now

You can help us make connect up the dots and add your garden to the map. Simply enter your postcode and email address to sign up and we will keep you up to date as our network grows.

    • We have added a pin to the centre of your postcode.
    • You can move the pin to show us exactly where your space is.

Your pollinator pledge

We are asking everyone who take the pledge to do three simple things

1. Plant for pollinators

There are lots of things you can do for pollinators all year round. Whether you have a window box or garden you can get involved.

Use your mousewheel (or pinch) to zoom and pan the infographic below.

Pollinator Pledge infographic

2. Make space for nature

By making a few simple changes in your garden you can turn it into a hive of activity. Click on left and right hand side image below to to see how a few simple chages can improve your garden.

3. Expand the Network

To build the network of gardens across the city we need your help. We need you to shout about the pledge you have taken and get your friends and neighbours involved. Send us pictures of your window box, garden or meadow and inspire others to help us fill in the dots on the map.

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