Completing the Visitor Centre for Bird Gardens.

by Bird Gardens Scotland CIC in Oxton, Scotland, United Kingdom

Total raised £17,847

raised so far



Only Six Weeks to Complete the Visitor Centre and Play Area or We Could Lose Awarded Funding. We Are So close!

by Bird Gardens Scotland CIC in Oxton, Scotland, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 15th November 2020 we'd raised £17,662 with 208 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

We are so close, we've achieved funding to build the Visitor Centre which is amazing but a final push is needed to complete works. Some of the funding has time constraints and if we haven't completed by the end of November we could lose it. We need £34,970 to finish. 

1602618017_20180711_093038.jpg Australian wood ducklings enjoying greens

What is Bird Gardens Scotland 

Bird Gardens Scotland is a Community Interest Company in the Scottish Borders. We promote a more sustainable way of life and the conservation of the natural world. When we are open, we will create a place for fun learning experiences accessible to all and 12 new jobs for the community.

1601496579_106473046_576221636372481_6410304033062073701_n.jpgAndean goose with chicks enjoying clover.

We ask for your support to help finance the deficit for the Visitor Centre and play area. We invite you or your organisation supporting this inspiring development with a donation. If we could achieve 35 donations of £1,000 we've done it!


Bringing people and birds together is a magical way to inspire the younger generation to take pride in the natural world and get involved. We think its important to show conservation success stories as well as the problems. We want to help people believe in a brighter future for our amazing wildlife. 

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Previous Crowdfunder Support

To celebrate breeding successes we built a Baby Barn, through the windows of which, visitors can see chicks, ducklings and flaminglings learn to swim and stretch their legs. All fluffy chicks are exciting but for the babies of rare birds, it's even more exciting knowing that those individuals are going to help save their kind. 

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How your contribution will help:

The visitor centre is an exciting, fully accessible building. It is being fitted with a classroom, library, adult changing facility, coffee shop and retail area for local wares. Constructed of straw bales in a timber frame the visitor centre will be a destination point in the Scottish Borders and become a community hub.

The exciting inclusion of a Changing Places (adult changing facility) will allow people of all abilities to benefit from this recreational greenspace.

A bore hole supplies spring water and a solar power supply is being installed making the visitor centre a full eco-build! We will be proud to demonstrate this off-grid achievement.


Conservation one hatch at a time. 

Bird Gardens Scotland is a Community Interest Company, SC555378.

Bird Gardens Scotland promotes a more sustainable way of living and the conservation of the natural world.


This project offered rewards

£1,000 or more

£1,000 corporate sponsorship

We'll recognise your contribution on website's Partnerships tab, including your logo on the building's funders plaque. You would have access to the meeting room (and its inhabitants) for a year from opening with lunch provided at no charge. We would provide a guided tour for attendees with some exciting behind the scenes activity. We would also be happy to present for your team at a staff meeting. We can achieve this with 20 Corporate rewards.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

To celebrate your contribution your name will be entered into a hat for a lucky draw to win a set of flying flamingos courtesy of Oxton Pottery.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

To celebrate this contribution we will send you a hand-made fridge magnet / Christmas decoration disc with a flamingo courtesy of Oxton Pottery.

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Enjoy your first coffee and cake (for two adults) on us! Whilst the kids burn-off some steam in the play area, or two friends who enjoy a bit of catch-up-time we hope you will sit-back, enjoy the building we are creating and enjoy your first coffee and cake with us, on us.

£40 or more

£40 Reward Gift Membership

Gift Membership for a year from opening. A perfect Christmas present, along with a year's membership (from opening) this gift will include a flamingo disc from Oxton Pottery and the opportunity to hand-feed the stunning Inca terns.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

To celebrate this donation we would encourage you to enjoy a tour of the Baby Barn. Feel free to hold onto this invitation until such times as we have flaminglings in the duckery again!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

For this donation we would love you to join us for an Inca tern and flamingo feed. As these birds are so relaxed in our company it is possible to hand feed them. Have your camera ready for some unique selfies! We would also provide a tour of the Baby Barn to tickle some chicks. Feel free to hold onto this invitation until such times as we have flaminglings in the duckery again.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

We would like to talk to you about how we celebrate this contribution. There are options to display logos, names or dedications on the website's Partnerships page. You would be invited to join us for a visit to meet some of the characters on site, to see where we're going and to celebrate the value of your contribution. You would receive a gift of flying eiders courtesy of Oxton Pottery.

£1,000 or more

£1000 Personal Donation

Become a life-member to the Bird Gardens. We would like to talk to you about how you would like this donation to be celebrated. There are a variety of options and we would respect your desire, or not, to be publicised for your contribution. At the very least we would implore you to enjoy a full-guided tour and have the opportunity to connect with the emu, flamingos, Inca terns, Avocets and kookaburras in a hand feeding extravaganza

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