Upcoming shows and events
BRISTOL BEE AND POLLINATION FESTIVAL
05 September 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
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BUZZ INTO BRISTOL BOTANIC GARDEN
SATURDAY 5 AND SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 10AM-5PM
A world without strawberries, apples and chocolate would be bleak indeed. All these rely on insect pollination. Find out the very latest stories on how you can help the bees and other vital pollinators. Learn about the secret sex life of orchids. See incredible wildlife illustration. Join a honey mystery tour. Main exhibitors include the Avon Beekeepers Association, and their highly popular Honey Festival, the University of Bristol School of Biological Sciences, Butcombe Brewery, Mad Apple Cider, Riverford Organic Farms, Writhlington School Orchid Project, Avon Organic Group, nurseries selling insect-friendly plants, and wildlife charities including RSPB and the global Bees for Development. Cleeve Nursery is bringing its Chelsea Fringe in Bristol Pollinators Pickup truck. Demonstrations and talks will range from beekeeping techniques and the workings of a live hive, to research projects about urban pollinators, how to build insect hotels and weave enchanting willow sculptures.
Entrance £4.50, including tours. Free to Friends, children, University staff and students. Refreshments.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG. Tel: 0117 331 4906. www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden.
06 September 2015 1:30pm - 5:30pm
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GORDON ROAD ALLOTMENTS, NORTH LONDON, N3 1EL
On 6th September Gordon Road will open its gates to visitors under the auspices of the National Garden Scheme which raises money for various charities such as Marie Curie Cancer Care, Parkinson's UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Allotments comprise a mixture of traditional plots, raised beds for those with physical disabilities and for children from local schools. There will be guided tours to the wildlife area with slow worms and an area set aside for bee hives. Seasonal vegetables, perennial flowers, jams, chutneys and local honey will be on sale. There will also be home-made teas.
Entry fee £3.50 which goes towards the NGS, children free. Wheelchair access on main paths only. Disabled WC
Gates open at 1.30 pm and close at 5.30pm
RHS Wisley Flower Show
08 September 2015 - 13 September 2015
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Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
18 September 2015 - 20 September 2015
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