We went to Rosemoor yesterday – the RHS Gardens near Torrington in North Devon. Have never seen so many bumblebees on one place! There were literally thousands of individuals throughout the gardens with huge congregations on some of the labiate flowers. I managed to record 8 different species: buff tailed, white tailed, red tailed, early, tree, common carder, heath and garden bumblebees. A real treat. Here are a few pictures.
Rosemoor is currently also hosting a Tolkien theme – another of my favourite obsessions! There is an exhibition of paintings by Ted Nasmith along with some Middle Earth themed installations in the garden.
There are various other installations to find too via Rosemoor’s trail – all very good fun – its on until the end of the summer holidays – 25th August