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Knoll Gardens

COVID UPDATE...

The Nursery and Garden are open to onsite visitors Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Wearing a mask is now optional but we encourage the use of masks within the buildings.

Due to current volume of orders being received order turnaround is taking up to 7 to 14 working days from date of order.

Orders can also be placed online for collection from the nursery but please do not travel until we have confirmed that your order is ready for collection.

Bee Aware !

I am finding it a little difficult to believe that already a week has passed since our wonderfully successful event dedicated to Bees was held here at Knoll on the 16th August! The event was organised by our associated charity the Knoll Gardens Foundation and was supported by many other organisations and individuals who generously gave of their time and expertise.

Richard from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Jane from the Dorset Wildlife Trust (above), took tours around the garden looking at the bees and delighted everyone with their knowledge and enthusiasm. The weather on the whole was kind and the bees were out in force. Our grateful thanks are due to so many people including the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the Dorset Wildlife Trust, the East Dorset Beekeepers Association (and their amazing virtual hive!), the Friends of the Earth, and of course our own Foundation Volunters who provided tours, knowledge, enthusiasm and the essential teas and cakes!

There were mini talks and Q and A sessions with Richard, Jane and Neil (above), while Sam from the Wildlife Trust (below), spent much of his day showing people how to build their own bee houses.

 

We were delighted to have stands from two successful local businesses; Gold and Black Candles with their stylish beeswax candles, and Beeline Honey (@BEELINEHFC) and their mouthwatering honey, both of whom proved so popular with our visitors. Then of course there was the Knoll Gardens Foundation stand, manned by our volunteers and offering many tempting prizes from the tombola. All in all a very successful day and my thanks to everyone who helped or attended!