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Tour of Buckfast Abbey Gardens and Bee Department

Date & Time of Event: 
Friday, 18 May, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:00

WORLD PLANT FASCINATION DAY - Friday 18th May 2018
Guided tour of Buckfast Abbey Gardens and Bee Department - Joint Meeting with Royal Society of Biology (Devon & Cornwall Branch)

Insect pollinators are under threat worldwide from a range of causes including disease, habitat loss and intensive land management.  Healthy bee populations require land planted with a Buckfast Abbey Gardenssuccession of high energy flowering plants.  The world-famous bee department at Buckfast Abbey has worked closely with the garden team to create a rich environment for the bees.

This event includes a guided tour of the gardens led by head gardener Aaron Southgate, and a visit to the bee department with a talk from expert Clare Densley.

This event will be of general appeal to keen gardeners, members of the RSB and anyone interested in creating a healthier environment for key pollinating insects.

When:  Friday 18th May 2018  |  from 10.30a.m. to 4.00p.m. (approx)

Where:
  Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0EE.   Directions and details of parking will be sent to those booking.

Cost:  
£5 (DGT and RSB members); £8.00 (non-members of the DGT or RSB). 

How to book.
  Booking is essential and is limited to 40 attendees. For all enquiries and to book your place, please contact Dr Ian Varndell, RSB branch chairman.

Half the attendees will visit the garden in the morning; bees in the afternoon, and vice versa for the other half.

Lunch can be purchased from the Abbey restaurant or attendees can bring a picnic to the event.
  
The event is scheduled to take place on World Plant Fascination Day 2018 (18th May).  Buckfast Abbey celebrates its Millennium in 2018.

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