The Secret Garden Salisbury launches its City Bee Trail at the end of July. The trail is the first of its kind in the country, and combines great fun with good education that will help the community to help bees.
Think of the Magna Carta Barons Trail, but with less Baron and more technology. The technology side of things is aimed at bringing in a new generation of users. The trail comprises a series of 3D stop points around the city, installed upon illustrated signs drawn by Horrible Histories artist Geri Ford. A map will show you where the trail points are and it can be followed with or without a phone.
The accompanying App will help you ‘collect’ the individual bees – all different wild bee species – while you learn about them, making it fun to find out more. The 3D bee images will appear ‘live’ as you point your smart phone to the trail point. On completion of the trail you can collect free wildflower seeds from The Secret Garden in the centre of Salisbury.
Rebecca Twigg, who runs community wildlife and bee churchyard The Secret Garden Salisbury, said: “The mayor of Salisbury has hailed this as very exciting and recently popped into the garden to say he supports all that we do.”
Find out more at www.secretgardensalisbury.uk/bee-city