Plants and Pollinators

09jul11:00 am1:30 pmPlants and PollinatorsWhat is pollination? Why is it necessary for seed-saving? And what role do bees, butterflies and other insects play? OrganiserGlasgow Seed LibraryWash House Garden, 136 Tollcross Rd, Glasgow G31 4XA11:00 am - 1:30 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeMeeting,OutdoorThemeFood & Agriculture,Nature & Biodiversity

Event Details

What are pollinators? Why is it necessary for seed-saving? And what role do bees, butterflies and other insects play?

Come along for a two-part workshop made up of an introduction to beekeeping by Daniel MacGhee and a guide to butterfly identification by Isobel O’Donovan.

Take a stroll through the garden and explore the habitat of butterflies and moths, identify our local species, and learn which flowers to sow to attract pollinators. Then, open up a hive to discover the busy lives and habits of honeybees, and how to take care of a colony.

The workshop will close with a discussion about the importance of pollinators and ways we can protect and support them in our gardens.

Protective bee suits will be provided for participants. Please bring water and a snack or packed lunch for when we take a short break in the garden.

About the contributors

Isobel O’Donovan is an Irish artist and writer living in Glasgow. She has had a fascination with butterflies and moths since childhood. Having undertaken training with Butterfly Conservation Scotland, she is excited to share this passion with others.

Daniel MacGhee is a back garden hobbyist beekeeper with six hives in East Dunbartonshire. This year is his seventh season of beekeeping. He works as a general medical practitioner for Glasgow Health Board’s Out of Hours service.

Glasgow Seed School is a slow season of free workshops, talks and events. It aims to nurture seed stewardship and help growers build climate, food and community resilience. It is organised by Glasgow Seed Library, in collaboration with friends and partner organisations across the city.



(Saturday) 11:00 am - 1:30 pm(GMT+00:00)


Wash House Garden

136 Tollcross Rd, Glasgow G31 4XA