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Garden Spiders

A selection of spiders found in gardens

The British garden can host a hundred or more of different species of spiders. Gardens are ecologically very complex with short mown grass, borders of herbaceous plants, short and tall shrubs, trees, ponds, mossy rocks, walls, fences, compost heaps - the list of habitats is endless, and there is at least one species of spider to suit each.

Some of the commoner species are given here:

Spider look-alikes:

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