Bee Borders - plants for pollinators
On a sunny day, enjoy the sights and sounds of bees at work, collecting nectar and pollen from the plants growing in our Bee Borders. These beds have been planted with flowers that are ‘bee-magnets’ in terms of colour (bees prefer blues and purples) and provide a steady supply of ‘bee food’ from March until October.
There are over 250 different species of bee in the UK. Bees are either social and live in colonies (such as bumblebees and honey bees) or solitary (such as mason bees and leafcutter bees) but all are threatened by the reduction in availability of wildflowers in the countryside.
As you walk around our Bee Borders, look out for different pollinators visiting the beautiful display which will hopefully inspire you to create your own pollinator border at home. Pick up a Bee Border planting list from the ticket offices for further inspiration.