Bee Positive, Bee Kind, Be Aware

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A pollinator-friendly garden for an environmentally-aware family lies at the heart of Rick Ford and Katie Gentle’s design for Bees for Development. The space includes areas for relaxation, growing fruit and vegetables, keeping bees and cooking.

Key features of the garden include a reclaimed scaffold pergola with a green roof that will accommodate the kitchen, reclaimed wooden seating by the bee hives, still water in an upcycled trough and raised vegetable beds.

The garden is bordered by hawthorn hedges and planted with a mix of pollen-rich plants including foxgloves, fennel and thyme. There will be three trees providing habitats for insects.

All the items used for the garden will be repurposed for future garden projects.

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