Feed St Albans and Harpenden birds this February half-term

February 11th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge

Winter may feel like it is beginning to be on its way out this February half term but this time of year can be particularly hard on garden birds. If you and your family enjoy the birds in your St Albans or Harpenden garden you could maybe encourage some more to visit with a bird table?

Making a trip to the local garden centre can, not only help inspire you for some spring planting but can also provide a whole load of options for looking after wild birds. Burston garden centre, local to St Albans and Harpenden is particularly good at helping make gardening fun and accessible for everyone. 

This half term week they have a great activity on offer, Paint your own Bird Feeder.  It will be held on Wednesday 14th February from 11 am until 3 pm. You and your children can go along and paint your very own bird feeder, ready to take home and hang in the garden.

It costs £2 per child but all the money raised goes to the garden centres charity CRY Cardiac Risk in the Young.  It is a charity that is focused on preventing young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.

While the kids are occupied you might then get the chance to take a look at their excellent range of hardy plants and shrubs that will thrive in any soil or conditions. Or check out the range of foliage, flower, berries and stems and find out about the varieties that will thrive in most conditions and need little care.

No garden will be zero maintenance, indeed you might not want it to be as gardening can be great fun.  But if you are a beginner, they are happy to advise you as to how to start getting the most out or your St Albans or Harpenden garden so you can enjoy it as well as the birds.