Plant a bat feast

Photo Competition!

In 2016, the RHS, Bat Conservation Trust and The Wildlife Trusts joined forces to launch a new competition for the best insect-friendly plant display.

We had more than 50 fantastic entries and the judges struggled to pick just three winners. But eventually they did and we’re delighted to announce the three winners are:

School Category

Beautiful Big Bat Banquet BorderWinner: Southill Lower School Garden Club

Prize: Youth Leader Membership to BCT and a schools goody pack from Wildlife Watch, plus a Forest Holidays goody bag

Group Category

Group members enjoy a well-earned rest in their ‘Biodiversity and Bats’ area at Leasowes Walled GardenWinner: Leasowes Walled Garden

Prize: Visit from a bat enthusiast , a bat box plus £100 Jamie’s Italian voucher from Forest Holidays


Individual Category

Paul’s garden. 'We have bats that come out of a church next door so hopefully they appreciate the abundance of insects that come from around the pond,' said Paul.Winner: Paul Burton, Ribble Valley

Prize: Cabin break with Forest Holidays, a bat detector and ‘adopt-a-bat’ pack plus Wildlife Watch goodies


To find out which are the best insect-friendly plants have a look at our ‘Stars of the Night’ guide (1.9MB pdf) , or use the RHS Perfect for Pollinators lists.

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