Tag: birds

Snowdrop Saunter and RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The Snowdrops are out early this year. 

Come for a refreshing Sunday saunter round the Gardens to spot our ‘sweet harbingers of spring’.

Breath in the fresh air and warm up with a hot chocolate served in the Greenhouse.

It’s also the RSPB annual Big Garden Birdwatch weekend (click here for more information)

We’ll be taking part … Why not spend an hour together with us spotting and counting how many you can see flting to and from our trees.

Free family craft activity too… get out in the open with all the family

Adults £4 (£4.50 with gift Aid), Children 5 and over £1.   Garden Members Free



Beak Holiday Monday

The rain wasn’t much good for anything today ….but cakes were munched, masks were found, pompom flowers were made (and will be all week) … but this little family loved being fed all those lovely grubs that wet weather brings…

Bad photo with phone, but didn’t want to get too close and frighten them off. come and see them tomorrow, they’re growing fast.

More family activities all week – 12-3pm


One we saw earlier…Goldcrest

It may be the UK’s smallest bird, but it was easy to see this afternoon in the Gardens.

Goldcrest at RSPB Portmore Lough. Credit Tim Ryan.

Working down in the Spinney, Volunteer and Trustee Bill shared some time with the beautiful little bird (Regulus regulus). It washed itself at the edge of the pond and flitted about, apparently happily at home with us humans.

Find out more about the Goldcrest on the RSPB site HERE

So happy we are keeping an environment fit for the tiniest of of flying friends. #wegrowtogether