Helpful - Caring - Responsible
After 14 years online trading bird food and wildlife habitats and 24 years of history with a passion for garden wildlife, it’s no wonder we’re so highly respected. Our expertise lies in providing carefully selected natural food and products that offer significant benefit to wildlife with the type of customer service only true enthusiasm for your subject can bring.
When Sean McMenemy started Noah’s Ark Natural Gardens as a landscaping business in 1991, little did he know what a huge impact he was to make on the bird feeding and garden wildlife industry over the next 26 years.
In those original days Sean constantly received requests for help in making his clients’ natural gardens more wildlife ‘friendly’. Requests for bird food encouraged Sean to research bird feeding, and at that time he found problems in the market with quality and service. He knew then the only way forward was to create his own natural, nutritious range of wildlife food and present it in a way the customer wanted and Ark Wildlife was born.
The company has steadily grown since those early days, now standing as one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of bird food and garden wildlife products, despatching over 350 parcels per day across the United Kingdom.
Ark Wildlife aims to combine the convenience of an online mail order outlet with the caring, helpful touch of a specialist shop. We take great pride in the energy, commitment and enthusiasm of our ever growing workforce, still led by our inspirational driving force Sean.
Ark Wildlife has influenced both the food you provide for your birds, and the way it’s sold to you;
• The 13kg bag: Convenient, easy to lift but still VAT free
• Free next day delivery: No more surcharges if you forget to order in time
• Probiotics: A true commitment to increasing the abundance of wildlife visiting your garden
• Huge range in stock: No delays, no disappointments and no fulfilment houses
• Excellent returns guarantee: Buy with confidence, we refund even if you make a mistake
• Complete garden wildlife: Feathers, fur or leaves, we’ve got it all
• Bird food in bags from 1kg to 13kg: Sometimes you just don’t need that big sack
A short history of Ark Wildlife
1991 – Noah’s Ark Natural Gardens opens garden landscaping services with an emphasis on native and wildlife friendly species planting schemes.
1997 – Trendy TV makeover programmes such as Ground Force and Homefront: In the Garden create huge demand for ‘outdoor rooms’ with large patios or decking and exotic hardy plants become favoured.
1998 – In contrast to current trends Sean changes the name of Noah’s Ark Natural Gardens to Noah’s Ark Wildlife Gardens concentrating on the development of wildlife areas within garden designs.
1999 – Noah’s Ark Wildlife Gardens starts designing and supplying nest boxes, wildlife habitats and bird food.
2001 – Responding to demand Noah’s Ark Wildlife Gardens launch their own range of carefully selected and blended natural bird feed mixes, under the brand name Ark.
2003 – The on-line shop is added to the website with eCommerce, allowing sales across the UK.
2007 – A major national pet food distributor copies the name Noah’s Ark (very flattering) and applies it to a bird care range resulting in a legal battle. Later, new Trade Marks are granted to Ark Wildlife to give them exclusive use of the brands across the whole pet, bird care and wildlife sectors.
2008 – Ark Wildlife moves to their new larger base at Dog Kennel Farm, Hitchin, Herts and make it administration and distribution HQ.
2010 – Our 100,000th bird food order is taken on-line, packed and despatched from Hertfordshire and delivered to Chesterfield in Derbyshire in just 24-hours (the same with all orders)!
2011 – New logo launched to better reflect Ark Wildlife’s continuing commitment to all garden wildlife; not just the birds.
2011 - Ark Charity Partner Scheme lauched to help generate funds for local wildlife carers and rehabilitators.
The Future? – After 25 years providing natural food and habitats that offer significant benefit to garden wildlife, we look forward to the next 25 years with the same enthusiasm that we started.