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.
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.
Andean 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.
Tree-planting with the local scout group
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.
Chilean flamingo flaminglings 6 days old
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.