Gardeners learn about their best friends: the insects

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BLOOMS Rugby Garden Centre is hosting a Bee and Butterfly Festival to show how important insects are to the environment.

It takes place at the Bourton garden centre from July 16 to July 31 and is free.

Carole Berry, manager of Blooms Rugby Garden Centre on Straight Mile in Bourton-on-Dunsmore, said: “Bees and butterflies are gardeners’ friends so we will be helping our visitors learn how to encourage these friendly insects into their gardens.”

To find out more, call Blooms on (01788) 812830 or visit