art and science of gardening for nature

Learn the wild way of growing and living, a new ecological approach to gardening explained in an email newsletter by landscape designer and writer Jack Wallington from his remote garden in the Pennine hills in northern England. Studying nature and natural habitats to learn more about our world and how that makes gardens, and us, stronger.

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– Ginny, Kent

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You can subscribe for the weekly gardening substack newsletter for free and join the premium subscription for £20/year to receive the exclusive main magazine newsletter at the start of every month, full of my deepest thoughts and latest discoveries, longer articles and detailed plant suggestions.

  • Free: gives access to the weekly Pot’s Growing On? diary and the occasional other article

  • Paid: the Pot’s Growing On? diary, plus access to the main monthly Explorer newsletter, which is where the Wild Way’s really at, as well as the new Plant Profiles and Wild Plant A-Z. Plus of course full access to years of archives of articles.

Everyone is welcome here at the Wild Way with the free newsletter, and for only £20 a year, you can enjoy the full experience delivered to you inbox and accessed here on this site.


  • Exclusive garden and wild photographs

  • Timely gardening activities for each month

  • My top plant recommendations trialled in garden designs

  • Vegetables, fruit, herbs

  • Wildlife and wildflowers to spot

  • Ideas for you to try in your garden

  • And much more!


I promise to reward readers with insights into nature and gardens, and my paid supporters with no-holds-barred, exclusive emails filled with my latest gardening thoughts and photos.

Your subscription makes this newsletter truly independent, with no advertisers or biased media owners. I feel it’s the best value garden and wildlife knowledge I can give you, my raw thoughts that month.

The free newsletter is weekly and the main Wild Way newsletter goes out at the start of the month, paid members have access to the archive of back issues online.

Learn with me as I explore this funny, wonderful world and grow following its wild ways.


My website, newsletter and online community is 100% independent, I pay for it myself and I’m proud it exists for anyone to learn about gardening and nature, no matter their background.

I add a free gardening article every week or two with an archive of over 514 articles and growing. But because its readership has grown to be read by more people than most gardening magazines, I can no longer afford to run it without your support.

All of the hosting, site maintenance, time and email costs increase with every new reader. I can’t keep it all going without you, so I created this newsletter to give back to every paid supporter.

Your subscription also contributes to my time maintaining our meadow and woodland pasture for wildlife, as well as my independent research and climate campaigning. I couldn’t commit to doing these things without you. All for less than the cost of a new shrub (that I’ll teach you to grow for free from a cutting anyway!)

Thank you for reading, it’s great having you here and I hope you chat you in the comments of posts as a subscriber!

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I'm a nature writer and garden designer, sharing everything I've learnt gardening for small and big gardens across the UK. Growing everything organically for wildlife in modern, exciting, and easy ways! Based in our exposed garden in Yorkshire.


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