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Great Big Green Week Festival: Darting Dragonflies

Meet one of our dragonfly surveyors and go on a dragonfly and damselfly hunt this Great Big Green Week to see some of these darting, shimmering beauties.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Enjoy a short talk about dragonflies and damselflies and discover why Scotney is renowned for them. Weather permitting, you'll then walk down to the moat to see which ones you spot. Do bear in mind that, like many of us, these creatures enjoy the sunshine. If it is cold, raining or windy it is extremely unlikely there will be any dragonflies or damselflies to spot.

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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 talk 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.

Accessibility

Steep path down/up to moat at old castle. Hard-surface paths suitable for wheelchairs and powered mobility vehicles. No WCs in garden.

Other

Only assistance dogs are permitted in the walled garden.

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