Wild bees and other pollinators are in decline. One way gardeners can help is by planting garden flowers that provide forage for a wide variety of pollinating insects
Using scientific evidence, our extensive experience and the records of gardeners and beekeepers, we’ve selected a range of year-round flowering Plants for Pollinators to tackle the decline in pollinator numbers.
Find Plants for Pollinators
Look for the Plants for Pollinators symbol when searching our find a plant database, or use the Plants for Pollinators filter, to see the selection of plants.
The Plants for Pollinators lists can be downloaded below:
The lists are reviewed by RHS staff. In 2022, the most extensive review of the lists was initiated, it is expected to take 18 months to complete. Relevant research is being evaluated and observations or requests for changes to the lists are being considered. This may result in plants being added or removed from the lists. The previous update was August 2019 (download the list bel0w).
To suggest changes to the Plants for Pollinators lists please email our team
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Using the Plants for Pollinators logo
The RHS Plants for Pollinators registered trademark is available for use by the horticultural trade and groups that want to promote the initiative.
Complete the registration form to download the Plants for Pollinators logos. You will also get access to the guidelines document and terms and conditions on the use of the trademark.
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What else can I do to help pollinators?
- Allow lawn ‘weeds’ to flower by mowing less often. Dandelions for instance are an invaluable food source for many pollinators, including the pantaloon bee
- Provide water for pollinators
- Avoid using pesticides wherever possible and never spray open flowers
- For those that prefer to have more confidence that the plants they purchase do not contain harmful pesticide residues, we have created a list of organic nurseries
- Provide nest sites for wild bees
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