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Rebuilding Bournemouth’s Aviary

The rescue aviary in Bournemouth's Lower Gardens is a sanctuary for almost 200 homeless tropical birds. Thanks to your support, we are about to rebuild this heritage attraction ... but your help is still needed.

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A sanctuary for 200 homeless tropical birds

The rescue aviary is a much-loved attraction in the gardens. It’s run by volunteers and funded entirely by donations.

Thanks to the support of local residents and visitors to our area, plus donations from a number of local businesses and from BCP Council, we have raised enough to start constructing a new home for these birds. The new aviary will be a landmark structure, creating more flight space for the birds and providing visitors with a 360-degree viewing experience. It will also be built sustainably and to higher welfare standards. View the plans for the new aviary here.

Please continue to support this project; help us raise the final monies needed for the aviary’s landscaping and its fixtures, as well as for the ongoing cost of bird food, water, heating and cleaning materials needed by the volunteers each and every day. Here are some ideas of how you can support us…

Ways to donate

You can make a donation to the aviary by:

  • Clicking the donate button at the top of this page and making an online donation.
  • Sending us a cheque made payable to ‘The Parks Foundation’ and posting it to The Cricket Pavilion, Winton Recreation Ground, Bournemouth, BH9 1BX. If you’re a UK tax payer we can claim gift aid on your donation, which will increase your donation by 25%. If you’re eligible for this please include a note with your cheque letter us know your name and address or download a Gift Aid declaration form.
  • Calling us on 01202 123540 and we can take a donation over the phone.

Engraved bird plaques

Whether you want to celebrate an occasion, remember a loved one or simply support the reconstruction of Bournemouth’s aviary you can purchase a brass bird with your own personal message engraved. We have two different bird plaques available:

  • Finch (150mm) – £100, 147 characters (including spaces)
  • Parrot (200mm) – £250, 138 characters (including spaces)

Simply fill out this form and email it to us at and then make your donation here. Alternatively, you can pop the form in the post with a cheque. Full details are on the form.

We are sorry for any inconvenience but we are only able to put the engraved birds up on the aviary a maximum of twice a year due to how they are affixed. If you’d like a plaque displayed by a certain date, please purchase your engraved bird well in advance. Should you like further information regarding this, please contact us on 01202 123540 or

Download Form

Fundraise for us

Have you ever considered running a fundraising activity yourself to raise money for the new aviary? We’ve had lots of people run different activities to support us, including:

  • A bird themed cake sale
  • Shaving off a beard which had been growing for five years
  • Birthday fundraisers on Facebook
  • A dress down day in the office.

If you’d like to organise your own fundraiser please call us on 01202 123540.

A gift in your Will

If you’re considering leaving a gift in your will to the aviary please contact us on 01202 123540 to discuss this further. You can find out more information about what you need to do to leave a legacy here. These donations make a significant difference to our fundraising activities and will leave a lasting legacy for future generations.



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