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Rarest Bee in Britain found at Enchanted Gardens

On 30th April 2019, during a Bumblebee Trust guided walk, a rare Shrill Carder was found in our garden. The members of the Bumble Bee Conservation organization said they had a fantastic day and were so pleased that they’ve found so many interesting species; they thought it was really special.  “It was a great find and…

Cosmos flowers for the Sunken Gardens restoration project at Westbrook in Thanet

Cosmos flowers for the Sunken Gardens restoration project at Westbrook in Thanet

A bid to create a haven for the rare Shrill Carder bumble bee, headed up by coastal warden Pete Hasted, has led to the creation of a group determined to rescue the Sunken Gardens. We are delighted to assist this Society (SGS) and will provide them with Cosmos – one of the most valuable food…

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Lecture + Guided Tour (Gardening for Pollinators)

How can we ensure the survival of bees & butterflies? Bee numbers are falling and other pollinators are also in decline. If action is not taken, a drop-off in population numbers will have serious implications for food production and gardens – as many plants rely on bees and other insects to transfer pollen from one…

Ric Horner's bug hotels at Enchanted Gardens

Artistic Bug Hotels

Both of our bespoke, commissioned bug houses are in situ now and I am so delighted with them! They were made by a very successful Whitstable artist Ric W. Horner – a skilled craftsman who feels strongly about the loss of pollinators and wants to help raise awareness; this is how he is best able…