Gardens Group backs RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

To celebrate the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch, Castle Gardens in Sherborne, Dorset, is to present a new birdhouse and feeder to the bird-lover who spots and records the most varieties during the event which takes place on 26 - 27 January.

To help with record-keeping, Birdwatch counting sheets will be available from Castle Gardens, online at or
Owner Mike Burks said: "The recent cold weather has made more people aware of birds and that’s brilliant but it’s important to keep bird feeders topped up and clear of any snow so that birds can spot the food and reach it without using loads of energy.

"As gardeners already know, birds are like an unpaid army of natural pest controllers and they come every day if they feel welcome!  The fact that they are a delight to watch is just an added bonus.  
"We want to support the RSPB event and encourage people to take part in such an important recording of Britain’s birds."

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