Plants for Pollinators & The Great British Bee Count
Encourage bees into your garden to do the essential work of pollinating plants. Download our leaflet about ‘Attracting Wildlife to your Garden’ which contains a list of nectar and pollen rich plants.
Look out for the yellow Plants for Pollinators logo on plants in the garden centre. Plants grown in a sunny sheltered area of the garden are more likely to be visited by Bees and other pollinating insects. This is also an ideal place to site and insect house or bug hotel to provide a safe habitat for all beneficial insects. Our Dahlia Field during the height of summer is a hive of activity with bees and butterflies feeding on the Dahlias, particularly the single varieties. If you are looking for ideas on how to build a bug hotel come and have a look at the one in the celebration garden.
Did you know around 270 bee species have been recorded in Great Britain? Most of these are solitary bees, along with 26 bumblebees and just 1 species of honey bee – Friends of the Earth
Join in The Great British Bee Count (17th May – 30th June) this summer!
Download the free app or Bee Spotters Guide and record your sighting of these important pollinators! The app also includes interesting facts about bumblebees and solitary bees, a Bee-friendly plant guide and easy tips to help bees in your garden and community.