How to a bee-friendly garden
Together, in partnership with the Natural History Museum we hope to inspire families to tune into nature this summer. We want to share our passion for nature, and in particular, pollinators which is why we've teamed up with the Natural History Museum to celebrate the wonder of nature and the benefits of bee-friendly herbs.
Why are pollinators so important?
We care passionately about conserving pollinators, as they are vital for the health of the planet. The herbs in our tea, which we carefully source from over 50 countries across the world, depend upon pollination by insects such as bees and butterflies. All Pukka teas are made with pollinator friendly organic ingredients. By working together with the Natural History Museum, we aim to inspire people to understand their importance and champion nature.
So how can you create havens for pollinators?
Planting pollinator-friendly plants is a great way to attract wildlife, reconnect to nature and help you and your family feel the joy growing herbs can bring.
Lavender is a fragrant shrub, and is best planted in the Spring once the weather has begun to warm. Lavender loves the sun and thrives in well-drained soils. When planted, it typically blooms throughout the summer, and is loved by all pollinators, especially British butterflies. Lavender helps us to unwind and relax which is why it's used in Pukka's Night Time tea. It's distinctive scent and relaxing properties make it a great plant to be used in your home too. Watch the video below where Holly Huntley from Pukka's herbal education team takes you through how to make your very own lavender shower melts, for when you need that extra bit of self-care.