Painted Lady feeding on  Verbena bonariensis  in the front garden

Painted Lady feeding on Verbena bonariensis in the front garden

Befriending Butterflies and Bees

With BOB PURNELL

Join Bob Purnell for a day of discovery to learn how to encourage beneficial and beautiful insects into your garden and what you can do to help them thrive. These include creating a butterfly and bee friendly border and planted pots for pollinators. Guests will also be given a sneak preview of Bob's new book 'Butterflies, Bees and Blooms' and hear some of his tales in kind pursuit of these amazing winged creatures. Fingers crossed for a still, warm butterfly and bee encouraging day!

The day runs from 10am until 4pm and includes refreshments and a beautifully prepared lunch using ingredients from the gardens.

Accommodation is available at the gorgeously renovated Tudor farmhouse on a 'first come' basis (click here for information). Full details of other recommended places to stay, as well as a list of eateries and places of local interest, will be emailed well in advance.

The price for a day with butterflies and bees is £125 per person

To book telephone 01275 876322

or email at.courthousefarm@gmail.com