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Great Big Green Week Festival: Beautiful bees

Carpenter or mason? Buff-tailed bumble or honey? Learn about some of the different species of bees and their individual habits and food preferences with our resident bee enthusiast gardener.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Learn how to spot and identify different bees and why they are so important. Walking and talking with gardener, Aden, discover how we garden at Scotney to encourage our bees and pollinators learn how you can encourage more into your own garden.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895 Book your car parking as well as your place on the tour in order to guarantee entry.

Meeting point

Meet at the Garden noticeboard on the garden side of Visitor Entrance.

What to bring and wear

Comfortable shoes for walking are recommended.


Steep inclines in the garden. Hard-surface paths suitable for wheelchairs and powered mobility vehicles. No WCs in garden.


Many of our cut flower beds are in the walled garden where only assistance dogs are permitted.

Contact info

Scotney Castle Events

Upcoming events


Guided Walking Tour: Explore the Scotney Estate 

Join one of our estate guides on a tour around Scotney's woods and parklands to see seasonal flora and fauna and learn about the history of Scotney. This tour is included in your entry to Scotney.

Event summary

24 May to 31 Oct 2024
11:30 to 13:00
+ 160 other dates or times

Half-term trail: 'The Scotney Story Book' (25 May-2 June) 

Discover what 10 pairs of underpants, Grandma's false teeth, burnt broccoli, a rubber chicken, a beloved acorn and the complete works of Charles Dickens have in common this half-term at Scotney Castle ...

Event summary

25 May to 2 Jun 2024
10:00 to 17:00
+ 8 other dates or times

Morris Dancing 

Bells, hankies and sticks at the ready! Catch traditional Morris dancers at Scotney Castle this May bank holiday.

Event summary

27 May 2024
12:30 to 13:30

Guided Garden Tours: Herbaceous Borders (21 May-13 June) 

The mainstay of many an English garden, there is something magical about a herbaceous border. Hear how we plan, plant and care for our borders here at Scotney.

Event summary

28 May to 13 Jun 2024
11:00 to 11:45
+ 11 other dates or times