Nextdoor Nature

Nextdoor Nature: Faizan and Anoush Yousefzai with dandelion seed

Nextdoor Nature: Faizan and Anoush Yousefzai - Photo by The Wildlife Trusts

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Nextdoor Nature

Nextdoor Nature is bringing communities together to help nature flourish where they live and work. Thanks to £5 million funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Nextdoor Nature will provide people with the advice and support they need to help nature on their doorstep, and leave a lasting natural legacy to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Queen's Platinum Jubilee and The Wildlife Trusts logos sit side by side

Every one of us can make a difference to bring back nature and tackle climate change by taking small actions that add up to big changes. Nextdoor Nature Nottingham will do this by supporting local people to develop micro-projects designed to help nature thrive, bringing nature back where it is needed the most.

We know that many areas across Nottingham have very little access to nature and green space, so we’d love to hear from you if you live or work in one of the following wards and would like to make more space for nature in your community:

  • Basford
  • Berridge
  • Hyson Green & Arboretum
  • Radford
  • St Ann’s
  • Clifton East
  • Dales

We are also looking for young people who want to get involved with creating space for nature. If you are a young person, or a group of young people looking for a social action project (or you already have an idea) then have a chat with us!

Whilst Nextdoor Nature Nottingham is focusing on bringing nature back into the city, we’re also keen to hear from across the county. If you have an idea for how your community could make space for nature, or are part of a community group who want to get involved but don’t know where to start, you can get in touch with us in any one of the following ways!

  • Fill out our community interest form online
  • Download our offline form, fill in, print out and post it to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, The Old Ragged School, Brook Street, Nottingham NG1 1EA – please mark envelope “Wilder Nottinghamshire”. You can also email the completed form to
  • Send us a short video! You can use WeTransfer - select "I just want to send files" at the bottom of the page, and follow the instructions to send us a video file to or use WhatsApp - just download the app to your phone and message Jasmine on 07756 917280
  • Have a phone call with Jasmine on 07756 917280

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Jasmine's Nextdoor Nature Diary

Jasmine, who works on the Nextdoor Nature project, is keeping a diary of what she gets up to across the city while working with community groups.

6th May 2023

St Aiden's Church in Basford

St Aidan’s Church in Basford held an event for the Coronation and I went along to help as they wanted to chat to people about bringing more nature to where they live! They had grown lots of plants for people to take to home to green up their streets and gardens. I also got to see the lovely raised beds they built out of planters at the church – I’m looking forward to seeing what they do next!

27th April 2023

St Leo's Church Basford Garden

Today I went along to St Leo’s Church in Basford, to meet their lovely gardeners! They were getting stuck in with planting veg seeds, and it was great to chat to them about their ideas for making their beautiful church grounds (which were filled with bluebells) more wildlife friendly. I’m looking forward to going back soon!

22nd April 2023

Litter pick at Burrow's Court

Residents of Burrows Court have their first litter pick! I went along to help a small but dedicated group collected six bags of rubbish from around Burrows Court. The residents are planning their next litter pick for May, if you are local and would like to get involved then please get in touch via email.