A Bird Friendly Garden

It is quite simple to create a bird friendly garden with just a little time and effort. Many birds that used to be commonly seen in UK gardens such as house sparrows and blackbirds are decreasing in numbers so by making your garden a haven for birds you can help reverse that decline.

Great Tits At Bird Feeder

Things to think about are the types of plants you grow in your garden, providing food, water and shelter for birds, a place where they can nest and raise their young, and keeping predators out.

If you have children getting them involved with planning and making your garden bird friendly is a great way of introducing them to nature and teaching them to take care of the environment.

By turning your garden into a small-scale, bird friendly “nature reserve” you can really make a difference to local bird populations. And of course you will get the enjoyment of seeing more birds and different species in your garden.

Bird Box In A Garden

Design inspiration

Ideas to create a perfect home for birds and wildlife

This month

Things to do and birds to look out for in your garden

Garden Jobs For December

Things to do in your garden this month to attract birds and wildlife.



Males have a black head, orange breast and white belly. Arrives in winter living in woods and on farmland but will visit gardens catching insects in flight.

Mistle Thrush

Mistle Thrush

Pale, black-spotted thrush with a rounded belly. Stands upright and bounces across the ground. A fluty song while perched and a rattling call in flight.



Britain’s favourite bird known as the gardener’s friend. Distinctive orange breast. Fiercely territorial and may fight to the death. Can be heard singing throughout winter and at night.

Bird garden essentials

All you need to attract birds to your garden this winter
Tree Sparrow
Echoes Bird Bath

Echoes Glazed Bird Bath

The Echoes glazed, ceramic bird bath is inscribed with a stanza from William Blake’s ‘Auguries of Innocence’.

Robin Teapot Nester

Robin Teapot Nester

Made from frost-resistant ceramic, this open-fronted bird box that looks like an old teapot is designed to attract robins.

Fat Balls

Fat Balls For Birds

Give birds an extra treat during winter or breeding season with these high energy fat balls.

Snowman Bird Feeder

Snowman Bird Feeder

Add a little fun to your garden this winter with a snowman bird feeder. A great gift for children to get them interested in feeding birds.

Post Box Bird House

Post Box Birdhouse

A bird box designed to look just like a traditional British post box that will make a cosy home for the birds in your garden.

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