6th June 2020 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tickets: £25.00 to include Garden admission, £16.00 for Friends. Advance booking required

Bumblebee Conservation in Gardens

A course for anyone interested in understanding bumblebees and supporting their conservation in gardens.

During the 3 hour session, you will be introduced to the ecology and identification of bumblebees using a combination of presentations and field surveys.

You will learn how to observe and collect specimens, and have the opportunity to use field equipment and identification guides. We will discuss the nesting requirements and foraging preferences of difference species and identify important plant families to encourage them.

The course will be delivered by Joanne Carnell PhD, a qualified tutor from GardenLife Lab and includes both theory and practical elements. It will take place in the Garden Marquee and outside in the Garden. Suitable for beginners.

GardenLife Lab offers a range of courses and workshops with three core messages: Garden Biodiversity, Gardens & Wellbeing, and Emerging Scientists. Their vision is to encourage engagement with gardens to support wildlife conservation, improve health and wellbeing, and to inspire the next generation of scientists

Joanne Carnell, PhD, is a biologist specialising in pollinator nutrition and insect conservation. She did her PhD at the University of Sussex and has been teaching biology and ecology for six years. She created and now runs the GardenLife Lab, whilst continuing research into ways to maximise garden biodiversity.


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£25.00, to include Garden admission
£16.00 for Friends
Includes refreshments on arrival
Advance booking required

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or visit the Gardener’s Retreat Cafe located in the Garden.

Ticket price includes admission so you are welcome to explore the Garden at leisure before or after the course.