The Urban Pollinator

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The Urban Pollinator Garden fuses design, function and wildlife-friendly values. It focuses on plants that encourage pollinators, specifically bees, to thrive.

After a long day at work the owners can come here to relax, connect with nature and surround themselves with pollinators, without the pressure of keeping bees for themselves. Contemporary honeycomb shapes feature in the sculptural habitat wall, which runs along the hedge boundary and is packed with twigs and branches to encourage solitary bees. Hexagonal paving incorporates bee-printed tiles to identify entrances to underground bumblebee nests.

The naturalistic-looking planting features bee-friendly plants in a variety of colours that celebrate summertime.

After the festival, the garden is being rehomed at Cransley Hospice in Kettering, Northamptonshire, to benefit patients, visitors and staff.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.