About Us

What you need to know

Elizabeth & TheoHi I’m Elizabeth of award winning Hedge Buddies from Aberdeenshire. I’m a sole trader trying to do my bit for the environment and changing the way you buy bird food one compostable bag at a time. I try to be as green as possible while providing excellent customer service.

Hedge Buddies is all about being a good friend or buddy to the visitors we get to our gardens. I put food and water out for birds, hedgehogs, squirrels and any other visitor that happens to pass by.

Environmentally Friendly Packaging
With emphasis on reducing plastic waste, I searched the market until I managed to source the most environmentally friendly option for bags which can also go into a retailer, while still having the strength to hold the weight of product. You can put the bags into your home composting, garden waste bin or into your regular bin. It will take longer to compost at home, but will take approx 12 weeks in a landfill site. It is certified to the European (EN13432) for Industrially compostable packaging.

I will continue to search for alternatives that are greener because I’m  committed to helping to look after the environment for the generations to come.

Shipping – Collection or Delivery
I use Evri for deliveries and the timescales given below are their timescales for delivery. I always try to despatch orders within 48 hours of receipt.
  • Local Pick-up – The Kennels, Pitcaple, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5EA. Please wait until you receive your emailed invoice as this will mean that your order is ready for collection. You can call 07786 621428  to arrange a collection time including evenings and weekends.
  • AB51 Postcodes – £2.00 – Deliveries to your doorstep
  • Delivery 0 – 5kg – £5.00 –  3 -10 days timescale
  • Delivery 5.1kg and over – £7.00 – 3 -10 days timescale

If there is an issue with delivery please contact me and I will sort out the problem as quickly as I can with the least inconvenience to you possible. Contact: Elizabeth – admin@hedgebuddies.co.uk

Privacy Policy – What personal data we collect & why we collect it

Terms & Conditions – What you need to know




Support feeding in breeding season is as important as feeding during the colder months. In the short video we have a parent coal tit with one of it’s fledglings. The parent is the smaller of the two but you will see that both hold the food between their feet and break it up to eat, so you are safe to feed them as they know what to do.

Adult Cole Tit with Juvenile

Twitter Business Awards for @HedgeBuddies
BizBubble Top 100 Winner 2022 @BizBubbleUK
Biz Bubble Top 100 Winner
Theo Pathitis @TheoPaphitis #SBS Small Business Sunday winner 30.12.19  Link to listing on his web page Hedge Buddies #SBS
Elizabeth & Theo
  Elizabeth & Theo

Returns Policy – You have 14 days after receipt of the goods to return them if you change your mind. Please email me at admin@hedgebuddies.co.uk to let me know you are returning your goods. Goods must be returned in unused condition and where possible in the original packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning goods and I advise you to get a proof of postage/courier collection for your own peace of mind. On receipt of a return I will inspect the goods and issue a full refund once satisfied they are of a resale condition. Your statutory rights are not affected by this returns policy.