The RHS, Bat Conservation Trust and The Wildlife Trusts have joined forces to launch a new competition for the best insect-friendly plant display. We have fantastic prizes, including a bat detector, bat box and a visit from a bat enthusiast. Plant a bat feast competition runs until 6 November 2016.
It’s simple. Choose a gorgeous range of flowers and features that attract insects which in turn are food for bats - plant - watch them grow - send us a photo!
Find inspiration on which are the best insect-friendly plants on our ‘Stars of the Night’ guide (1.9MB pdf) , or use the RHS Perfect for Pollinators lists. Remember, it doesn’t matter how big or small your plant display is!
Download our bat feast mobile (293kB pdf), which includes all of the photo competition details.
You can submit your entries via Facebook from early August. Can’t wait to share your picture with us? You can email it along with your name, address, and which category you would like to enter (individual, group or schools) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some easy-to-grow examples:
Ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Bishop’s weed (Ammi majus)
Purple top (Verbena bonariensis)
Lavender (Lavandula x intermedia)
Hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum)