CUGE-ECO-3118 Themed Gardens: Attracting Birds into Gardens

Singapore is a city rich in birds, with close to 400 species recorded to date. Of these, more than 150 species may be encountered in urban areas. In addition to captivating human inhabitants, birds are able to considerably enhance any urban landscape by providing elements of natural colour, movement and sound, in addition to captivating human inhabitants. With appropriate knowledge and some effort, even small urban green spaces can be enhanced to be attractive to birdlife as well as human users.


 This course will give participants an understanding of how to design and maintain a garden that will attract a variety of native birds. Participants will learn about the ecology of Singapore's native birds and the important role this plays in the design of a bird-attracting garden. Participants will also learn how to maintain the garden once it is operational. Case studies and an excursion to local bird-friendly gardens will be conducted.


  • Singapore's Birds
  • Bird-Friendly Garden Design
  • Bird–Friendly Garden Maintenance and Practicalities
  • Case Study of Local Bird–Friendly Gardens
  • Plant Selection
  • Key Features and Benefits of Having Bird–Friendly Gardens
  • Horticulturists
  • Planners
  • Park and Garden Managers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Conservationists
  • Arborists


Low Bing Wen is a terrestrial ecologist with a particular interest in birds. He started bird-watching at the age of 10 and has since amassed more than 20 years of field experience on the birds of Singapore and Southeast Asia. Bing Wen is also a passionate conservationist and in addition to field research. He regularly conducts outreach activities to raise awareness of Singapore's birdlife and biodiversity conservation in general. He also enjoys writing and has published more than 30 scholarly and popular articles on the bird biodiversity in Southeast Asia.


Professional Certification CEUs/CPDs
Certified Practising Horticulturist (CPH)  Pending
Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) Pending

*Awarded points may differ for different sessions.

COURSE FEES (Inclusive of GST)

Course Fees (Inclusive of GST)
Full fee $246.10

Fees include provision of training, assessment materials, tools and equipment and refreshment.

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