How to attract more bees and butterflies into your garden

GARDENERS are invited to a free event to find out how they can attract bees, bugs and butterflies to their gardens.

Lower Dicker Garden Centre is hosting a Bees, Bugs and Butterflies Festival from June 4 until July 1 to raise awareness of friendly insects and how to attract them to gardens.

Bugs and butterflies are in serious decline as countryside habitat is lost to industrial and housing developments, intensive farming and roads.

During the festival people will be able to get advice on plants that will help attract bees, bugs and butterflies into their gardens including buddleja, dill, lavender, mint and tansy.

The Bees, Bugs and Butterflies Festival takes place at Lower Dicker Garden Centre from Monday, June 4 until Sunday, July 1. To find out more, call 844834 or visit www.lowerdickergardencentre.co.uk.