Our pop-up nature reserve is buzzing with hints, tips and hands-on help for anyone who wants to learn about or care for the wildlife on our doorsteps

You’ll be able to see working beehives, watch honey being produced and learn how wax candles are made. Discover the tradition of skep-making, build a bug hotel or make a nest-box to take home. 

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Thursday 3rd August
Garden Stage
10:45 - 11:15

Join Cuddly Science to explore geology through time in a puppet show like you've never seen before.
Bee Demos
11:00 - 11:30

Join the British Beekeepers Association for an open hive demonstration.
Garden Stage
11:30 - 12:00

Your local wildlife trust will let you get up close to some of our native snakes and reptiles.
Garden Stage
12:15 - 12:45

Another close encounter with the wonderful world of wildlife.
Garden Stage
13:00 - 13:30

Join Cuddly Science to explore geology through time in a puppet show like you've never seen before.
Garden Stage
13:45 - 14:15

Meet some awesome amphibians with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Bee Demo
14:00 - 14:30

Join the British Beekeepers Association for an open hive demonstration.
Garden Stage
14:30 - 15:00

Music - James Hitchman
Garden Stage
15:15 - 15:45

Join Cuddly Science to explore geology through time in a puppet show like you've never seen before.
Garden Stage
16:00 - 16:30

Your local wildlife trust will let you get up close to some of our native snakes and reptiles.
Bee Demo
16:00 - 16:30

Join the British Beekeepers Association for an open hive demonstration.
Garden Stage
16:45 - 17:15

Join Cuddly Science to explore geology through time in a puppet show like you've never seen before.
Garden Stage
17:30 - 18:00

Another close encounter with the wonderful world of wildlife
Friday 4th August
Garden Stage
10:45 - 11:15

Meet some awesome amphibians with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Bee Demo
11:00 - 11:30

Join the British Beekeepers Association for an open hive demonstration.
Garden Stage
11:30 - 12:00

The British Arachnological Society will let you know why spiders don’t deserve such bad press.
Garden Stage
12:15 - 12:45

Your local wildlife trust will let you get up close to some of our native snakes and reptiles.
Garden Stage
13:00 - 13:30

Music - Owl Light Trio
Garden Stage
13:45 - 14:15

Meet some awesome amphibians with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Bee Demo
14:00 - 14:30

Join the British Beekeepers Association for an open hive demonstration.
Garden Stage
14:30 - 15:00

Music - The Journey Home.
Garden Stage
15:15 - 15:45

Meet some awesome amphibians with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Garden Stage
16:00 - 16:30

The British Arachnological Society will let you know why spiders don’t deserve such bad press.
Bee Demo
16:00 - 16:30

Join the British Beekeepers Association for an open hive demonstration.
Garden Stage
16:45 - 17:15

Your local wildlife trust will let you get up close to some of our native snakes and reptiles
Garden Stage
17:30 - 18:00

Another close encounter with the wonderful world of wildlife.
Saturday 5th August
Garden Stage
10:45 - 11:15

Meet some awesome amphibians with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Bee Demo
11:00 - 11:30

Join the British Beekeepers Association for an open hive demonstration.
Garden Stage
11:30 - 12:00

Your local wildlife trust will let you get up close to some of our native snakes and reptiles.
Garden Stage
12:15 - 12:45

Meet some awesome amphibians with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Garden Stage
13:00 - 13:30

Music - Harbottle and Jonas.
Garden Stage
14:00 - 14:30

Music - Nikki Petherick.
Bee Demo
14:00 - 14:30

Join the British Beekeepers Association for an open hive demonstration.
Garden Stage
14:45 - 15:15

Meet some awesome amphibians with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Garden Stage
15:30 - 16:00

Your local wildlife trust will let you get up close to some of our native snakes and reptiles.
Bee Demo
16:00 - 16:30

Join the British Beekeepers Association for an open hive demonstration.
Garden Stage
16:15 - 16:45

Hear from Hugh Warwick, hedgehog loving ecologist and author about his favourite prickly friends.
Garden Stage
17:00 - 17:30

Another close encounter with the wonderful world of wildlife.
Sunday 6th August
Garden Stage
10:45 - 11:15

Meet some awesome amphibians with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Bee Demo
11:00 - 11:30

Join the British Beekeepers Association for an open hive demonstration.
Garden Stage
11:30 - 12:00

Your local wildlife trust will let you get up close to some of our native snakes and reptiles.
Garden Stage
12:15 - 12:45

Meet some awesome amphibians with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Garden Stage
13:00 - 13:30

Music - Anne-Marie Sanderson
Garden Stage
14:00 - 14:30

Music - The Shapes
Bee Demo
14:00 - 14:30

Join the British Beekeepers Association for an open hive demonstration.
Garden Stage
14:45 - 15:15

Meet some awesome amphibians with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Garden Stage
15:30 - 16:00

Music - Little Red
Bee Demo
16:00 - 16:30

Join the British Beekeepers Association for an open hive demonstration.
Garden Stage
16:15 - 16:45

Your local wildlife trust will let you get up close to some of our native snakes and reptiles.