England’s hedgerows offer a valuable habitat for wildlife, amongst many other benefits, and we’re working to protect them and create more.

Hedgerows are the vital stitching in the patchwork of our countryside. Not only are they beautiful, with shifting seasonal colours, but they also benefit wildlife and the wider environment. They store carbon and help slow climate change.

We think they need protecting, and support the Climate Change Committee’s call for a 40% increase in the extent of hedgerows by 2050 to help address the climate emergency.

Download our hedgerow guide below which includes a handy hedgerow plant identifier for when you’re next exploring our beautiful countryside.

Volunteers needed for two hedgerow projects

We have two exciting hedgerow projects and we need you to help us with planting hedgerows! Details of the two projects and how to register your interest are below.

Hedgerow Heroes - Filling the Gap
Hedgerow planting project with Cotswold Canals Connected