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Development Plans



We’re building a Visitor Centre!

The centre will include a coffee shop, classroom and children’s playground.

The playground will allow parents to enjoy a coffee whilst keeping one eye on their children. Hand feeding opportunities will allow visitors to get up close to many of our birds.

The Visitor Centre will financially support our future plans to add Scottish native wildlife, Australiana and South American exhibits including Chilean Flamingos. 

We look forward to welcoming you at the centre. Sign up for centre opening updates.

This project is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Scottish Borders LAG LEADER 2014-2020 Programme.

Additional Visitor Centre funding provided by:

DLX Community

Benefit Trust

The Baby Barn!

 We rebuilt an old barn, funded by a Crowdfunder campaign using straw bales and lime render mortar, and are turning it into a world class facility where the chicks are incubated, hatched and reared under specific conditions.The insulating quality of the straw bale construction helps us to maintain a steady temperature

The baby barn will feature a "wet rearing room" for chicks needing a pond. Visitors will be able to watch ducklings, goslings and flaminglings learn how to swim.

A "dry rearing room" will host chicks that need a drier rearing environment for example Galliform chicks such as pheasants, grouse, quails and rare breed chickens

THANK YOU to the crowdfund of 111 generous people who kickstarted the baby barn and raised over £4,000. It’s not too late to donate or buy a baby gift from our Amazon wish list.


ITV visited a snowy bird gardens and met some of the flock including the endangered white-winged duck. 

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