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Learn All About Butterflies and Moths with Michael Blencowe


Wednesday 12th July 2023 | 9:00am - 1:00pm

Learn All About Butterflies and Moths with Michael Blencowe

photo by Bob Eade

During this special new event you’ll learn all about the beautiful butterflies and moths that can be found in your garden and in the Sussex countryside.

Through illustrated indoor presentations tutor Michael Blencowe will teach you about the life cycles of butterflies and moths, how to identify them, their vital role as pollinators and how to attract them to your garden. Then we’ll head out into the Prairie Garden (before it’s open to the public) on a guided wildlife walk to search for the butterflies that can be found here. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to come face to face with the amazing moths as we open and inspect the previous night’s moth survey (and you can help us release the moths back into the garden).

Handouts and an identification poster will be provided along with tea / coffee and biscuits. After the course your ticket also allows you to stay and explore the garden for the rest of the afternoon.

Attendees: 12

Price: £45 per person


Tutor Michael Blencowe is a naturalist and author with a passion for lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). He is the co-author of ‘The Butterflies and Sussex’ and has recently collaborated with children’s author Julia Donaldson on ‘The Woolly Bear Caterpillar’). Find out more on his website:

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      Fraser BishopFraser Bishop
      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
      Joan DaniellJoan Daniell
      15:13 06 Jul 22
      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
      Peter WardPeter Ward
      08:40 28 Jun 22
      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
      Mike CleggMike Clegg
      16:07 08 Jun 22
      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful