Share how you’re welcoming bees into your garden

Have you made a bee hotel or planted some bee-friendly flowers? Share how for Wild about Gardens Week 2017! October 23 - October 29

However you’ve helped our buzzing friends, we’d love to hear about it! We want to see what you've been doing whether it's planting nectar and pollen-rich plants, letting grass grow long, building a spectacular bee house or something else entirely!

The competition closing date is 23rd October and the lucky winner will be announced at the end of the week.

Prizes for each category include:

  • Individual: A pair of Opticron Binoculars to observe all your visiting wildlife; membership to your local Wildlife Trust; a wildflower 'seed carpet', courtesy of Meadow in My Garden
  • Group: A Crenova Trail Camera to capture your space's secret visitors; the RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening by Chris Baines; a special bee meadow seed kit, courtesy of Meadow in My Garden
  • School: Wildlife Trust School Goody Bag; a specialist solitary bee box designed for observation; a special bee meadow seed kit, courtesy of Meadow in My Garden


Want to take part?

Bee creative in the garden and send us your images for your chance to win a brilliant selection of plants and materials that will attract pollinators from far and wide.

1. Enter one of three categories: individual, school or group 

2. Get creative: take a picture of your bee-friendly space – whether it’s a tailor-made bee home, a flower-packed border or a wall that bees have made their own
 
3. Share your photo online, on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #wildaboutgardens, or on the RHS Facebook page, along with the category you are entering, or email wildaboutgardens@rhs.org.uk

Time to get wild and creative!

Please note: We are much more interested in your efforts to support and attract bees and other wildlike than your perfect close-up photography, as enjoyable as that is. Try to capture the way your garden, your assistance, has grown into a haven for pollinators!

  

Images: Homemade bee home, RHS / Tim Sandall (left); private bee-friendly back garden in Chepstow, Wales, RHS / Jason Ingram (right)

 
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