How does the garden itself raise the awareness of bees?
The Summer bee garden is a quirky and fun outdoor space centred around a giant bee sculpture, by artist Tim Sutcliffe. This showcases simple but effective ideas the public can use to attract Bees. Nectar rich plants such as Echinacea purpurea ‘white swan’, Sedum ‘matrona’ and Penstemon ‘purple passion’ mingle together. This creates both a beautiful display and provide food for the bees all summer and well into the autumn.
Why is it crucial to improve public knowledge and perception of bees?
Can you tell us the challenges you faced with this project, and how these have been overcome?
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