Children encouraged to get planting to help the bee population with fact trail

Three year old Sophie Fern meets plant expert Jackie Allen at Notcutts. Picture:Simon Dack/Vervate

Three year old Sophie Fern meets plant expert Jackie Allen at Notcutts. Picture:Simon Dack/Vervate - Credit: Simon Dack / Vervate

Children are being encouraged to get planting this half-term to help encourage bees and other wildlife in their gardens.

Notcutts Garden Centre, Norwich have developed a free activity trail available over the May half term - May 27 to June 4.

The trail has bee facts and information about the plants, herbs and shrubs that will attract the black and yellow fuzzy insects to gardens. Included is a 'Kids Go Free' voucher for DreamWorks Tours Shrek's Adventure, London.

Richard Greenacre, manager at Notcutts, said: 'We are buzzing with excitement to share our bee facts. Creating a little space for bees in the garden is easy to do and can make a difference to bee populations.'

George Brown, from the British Beekeepers Association, said: 'This is a fun and friendly way to learn about the importance of bees and other insects in producing the food we eat.'


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