Bird Friendly Garden Design

Peter McNish

We all want to be able to attract a myriad of beautiful and diverse wildlife to our gardens. There’s nothing better than relaxing in your own home and watching the birds visiting your garden feeders and tables throughout the year.

If you are looking to entice a few more species to your home, there are a few things you can do to change up your garden design, to make it a little more bird and wildlife friendly. Taking a look at your plants, ornaments and bird food, can make all the difference when it comes to encouraging wildlife to visit regularly.

We take a look at some easy ways you can redesign your garden to help make things a bit more animal-friendly!


Plants That Attract Birds

The best plants to incorporate into your outdoor space, are fruit and berry trees and shrubs. These not only offer a bit of extra colour to your garden, but they can also provide a natural food source for wildlife. These plants will help bring in, not just birds, but also other animals such as hedgehogs, badgers and squirrels!

Examples of plants to incorporate: Ivy, holly and hawthorn can all offer juicy berries that a variety of different breeds of birds will be tempted by all year round!


Creating Garden Bird Feeding Stations

Another great way of attracting wildlife is to create delicious garden bird feeding stations. By filling up your feeders with the best quality bird food, you’ll be sure to bring in a few more of our feathered friends!

Why not invest in a brand new bird feeder or make your own from a simple plastic bottle! Fill them up with some of our top-quality wild bird seed mix and you’ll be onto a winning combination for bringing in the birds.


Choosing the Best Bird Food

We’ve created a number of guides on how to use some of our most popular seed mixes and bird feed, because we know that choosing the right wild bird food can make all the difference!

Choosing feed such as mealworms, mixed bird seed or peanuts for birds, can all have an amazing effect on how many birds choose to visit your garden. By offering wildlife some tasty treats, you’ll be sure to keep them coming back for more.

Adjusting your garden design to focus on what the wildlife might be looking for, will vastly improve your chances of spotting some of your favourite species. Make sure to offer a wide range of delicious foods, plenty of water and hidden corners or overgrown bushes for shelter. Create the perfect habitat and you’ll have a bustling garden in no time!



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