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Bee and Pollination festival

Saturday 31 August 2019 at 10:00 am to Sunday 1 September 2019 at 5:00 pm

This year’s Bee and Pollination Festival will be the best ever with tours, talks demos, exhibitions, tastings, plant sales; now in its tenth year the event has become an important feature in the south west’s horticultural, beekeeping and wildlife calendar.

Demonstrations will range from beekeeping techniques and the workings of a live hive, to learning how to build bee skeps and weave enchanting willow sculptures. As always we will have a full programme of talks by experts in their field, from the medicinal properties of honey with Dr Rowena Jenkins, how to improve your garden for pollinations with Matt Cracknell of Feed Bristol, through to photography from award winning photographer Phil Savoie.

A selection of other exhibitors include Filberts of Dorset, University of Bristol Biological Science researchers, Writhlington School Orchid Project, Wanborough Herb Nursery, Tynings Climbers (Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gold medal winners) Bee Depot (everything a beekeeper could dream of) Bristol Naturalists Society, Friends of the Downs and Avon Gorge, Kelvin Bush Orchids, Mad Apple Cider (tastings) Bees for Development,

Download a full programme here.

Admission: Adults £8.80 with gift aid (£8.00 without). Friends of the Garden, University staff and students and children under 18 are FREE.

Please note; The Downs festival will be on for the two days of the Bee and Pollination festival, please check for road closures and follow the AA road signs to the Botanic Garden that will be in place all weekend.


Saturday 31 August 2019 at 10:00 am
Sunday 1 September 2019 at 5:00 pm
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