The Hertfordshire Garden Centre

Garden Centre: 01582 792255

Mon - Fri: 7am - 5pm Sat: 8am - 5pm Sun: 10am - 4pm

Mon - Fri: 7am - 4pm Sat: 8:30am - 4pm Sun: 10am - 3:30pm

Kitchen closes at 2:30pm

Wildlife in winter

Helping our native wildlife during the Winter is crucial for their survival and growth in the Spring. Due to the changing landscape and habitat loss, animals are in need of extra support. By providing food, shelter, and water, we can help ensure their survival and promote biodiversity in our environment.


As we head into the colder months, it’s important to be mindful of what we leave out for our animal friends. Choose the right foods, and keep them out of reach from pets, especially if you’re leaving out fruit. Don’t forget to provide clean drinking water for birds and other wildlife around your home. When positioning bird tables, consider placing them in an open area to minimize the chance of cats stalking their prey. With a few simple precautions, you can help ensure that the local wildlife stays healthy and safe throughout the winter season.

The Hertfordshire Garden Centre stocks a diverse selection of bird food and feeders. Our offerings include top-grade seeds and nuts from highly regarded brands such as Peckish and Henry Bell, as well as suet cakes in handy boxes. We carry prefilled bird feeders and squirrel-resistant options. Our commitment to quality ensures that your feathered friends will always have access to the finest food and feeding equipment. Visit us today to check out our broad selection


Due to a decrease in their population, it is crucial to feed hedgehogs. We offer top-grade food that you can conveniently place in your garden accompanied by a bowl of fresh water. Hedgehog homes are also available to ensure easy hibernation. Alternatively, you can leave fallen leaves in your garden to enable them to build nests. Feeding these adorable creatures will help maintain their numbers and preserve their species. Fallen leaves can be left for animals to make nests. However, when having bonfires, one should inspect piles of logs and twigs to prevent any nesting animals from being harmed.