HUGS Garden Competition and Latest News

Wildlife garden competition

Win a luxury, ethically-sourced hamper or a wildlife garden bundle – and help nature at the same time!

The judges will be looking for garden features that provide shelter, food and water for creatures such as long grass, log piles, ponds and climbing plants. Sensitive management, including capturing rainwater and not using pesticides and slug pellets, will also boost your chances.

You can enter on our website,, or collect an entry form from East Hagbourne Community Shop. The competition closes on June 6th.

Making visitors feel at home in your garden

Our latest blogpost is about 7 species you might spot in your garden – and how to encourage them to visit. Find out about little owls, house sparrows, bumblebees, bats, hedgehogs, ladybirds and swifts at             

Solar panel scheme

‘Solar Streets’ is a promotion from installation company IDDEA that offers solar panels at competitive rates. Any Upton household can participate to get a survey – hopefully leading to cleaner energy and reduced bills. Full details on the offer are available at

Spring 3 Village Wild Walk

If you’ve enjoyed the great outdoors during lockdown, why not try our 3 Village Wild Walk? The route, and a guide to what to look for in spring, are available at

The HUGS team