Attract Songbirds to your Yard

Our songbird kits include shrubs and perennials that will help you attract a variety of native songbird species to your yard, providing shelter and food for our feathered friends.

 

Our songbird kits include shrubs and perennials that will help you attract a variety of native songbird species to your yard, providing shelter and food for our feathered friends.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the species included in the kit that will help you create a singing garden!

Black eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

A native perennial that features daisy-like flowers (up to three inches across) with bright yellow to orange-yellow rays and domed, dark chocolate brown centre disks that produce seeds that attract finches.

 

Foxglove beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

A clump-forming perennial that typically grows three to five feet tall. The white tubular flowers attract hummingbirds from May to June.

 

 

Red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea)

A red-stemmed shrub with tiny, white flowers that eventually give way to clusters of whitish berries in summer providing nutritious food and nesting sites for birds. In fall, the leaves turn shades of red to orange and eventually fade to purple.

 

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)

An ornamental grass that tends to grow in clumps and up to three feet tall; when in bloom, the flower panicles may bring the total plant height to six feet.  Flowers are finely-textured, and pink-tinged and hover over the foliage like an airy cloud. Switchgrass provides seeds and shelter for ground-feeding songbirds.

 

These garden kits will do best in locations with full sun and well-drained soil, and are available in two different sizes to fit your space. Various design options are also offered to help you personalize your yard.

What's Included 

Large Songbird Kit (covers approx. 64 square ft)

  • 51 perennials
  • 4 shrubs
  • Mulch
  • Garden design suggestions
  • Tips to help your garden succeed

Price: $265 + HST

 

Small Songbird Kit (covers approx. 32 square ft)

  • 22 perennials
  • 2 shrubs
  • Mulch
  • Garden design suggestions
  • Tips to help your garden succeed

Price: $145 + HST

 

Looking for more kits?
The Song Bird Kit is one of many we offer. Learn about our other wildlife-friendly garden kits:

 

Jillaine Yee is LEAF’s Communication and Fundraising Coordinator.

 

Thank you to the Regional Municipality of York for designing the "Create a Singing Garden" infographic.

 

The Backyard Tree Planting Program is supported by the City of Toronto, The Regional Municipality of York, Toronto Hydro, Ontario Power Generation, The Town of Newmarket, The Town of Ajax, and Oakvillegreen.