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Donna & Justin.

Art Exhibitions

Our latest exhibition was on 28th & 29th September 2019 with work by Silversmith and sculptor Justin Gilday, who highlights the interconnectedness of all things in his intelligent environmental work, showcasing exquisite casts from insects and other natural sources. This exhibition was called: The Garden …. She needs some care. It included the piece ‘Village Bees’ and ‘In the apiary’ ___________________…

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Sensory Garden for people with Special Needs

We have  been approached by East Kent Mencap (@eastkentmencap) in June 2019, who have asked us to help them with their garden. This particular home – a supported living residence in Margate – has a conservatory that leads on to a large, but rather neglected open space with a summer house. Funding has been secured to have a complete garden makeover and the organisers were very excited to…

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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…

Bug Hotels at Enchanted Gardens Nursery in Whitstable, Kent

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…