We can all help, by planting an area with flowers and shrubs that are a good food source for both butterflies and bumblebees! Even if you have a small, low maintenance garden, large patio pots filled with plants like lavender and herbs are very pleasing to look at and attractive to these beautiful insects. They also smell good too and you can use them in the kitchen!

If you wish to plant a garden or bed for butterflies and bumblebees, try and plant trees, flowers and shrubs that bloom in succession. This creates a long term display for you and a continuous food supply for them!

 

Batsford Garden Centre, have kindly produced a list of plants, shrubs and trees for the SVWAG, that are attractive to both Butterflies and Bumblebees. They are also giving a 10% discount on all plants to our members! Terms and Conditions apply!   

For the list, click on the new garden centre below!

 

PROJECTS

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Butterfly and Bee attracting plants svwag(3).pdf

 

BATSFORD GARDEN CENTRE
 

BATSFORD
MORETON IN MARSH
Gloucestershire

GL56 9QB

“BUTTERFLIES AND BUMBLEBEES HAVE DECLINED ALARMINGLY AND CONTINUE TO DO SO!”

“WITH THE LOSS OF NEARLY ALL WILD FLOWER RICH MEADOWS, GARDENS HAVE BECOME A MAJOR SOURCE OF NECTAR FOR BUTTERFLIES AND BUMBLEBEES!”  

“MANY PEOPLE ARE NOW OPTING FOR LOW MAINTENANCE GARDENS WITH FEWER FLOWERING PLANTS, SO THIS FOOD SOURCE IS ALSO DECLINING!”

 

WHAT CAN BE DONE?

OPERATION NECTAR
“I believe it requires a national effort to save Britain 
from a post butterfly era!” Sir David Attenborough.
“THE BUMBLEBEE 
IS HAILED BRITAIN’S NEW 
ENVIRONMENTAL 
MASCOT AT THE 2010  
EARTHWATCH DEBATE.”