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Bee Friendly Plants

Filling your garden with pollen and nectar rich plants doesn’t only look and smell fantastic; it’s also beneficial to bees. Plus you get the added enjoyment of watching the beautiful bumblebees dart from flower to flower, hard at work.

Flowering Shrubs for Bees

  • Lilac
  • Broom
  • Myrtle
  • Shrub roses
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Rose of Sharon
  • Fuschias
  • Hydrangea

Perennials for Bees

  • Lungwort
  • Geranium
  • Christmas rose
  • Catnip
  • Sage
  • Poppies

Bumblebee on allium

 

Annuals for Bees

  • Pansies
  • Viola
  • Sweet violet

Bulbs for Bees

  • Snowdrops
  • Crocus
  • Chives
  • Allium

Trees for Bees

  • Chestnut
  • Crab apple
  • Hawthron
  • Sycamore
  • Apple
  • Cherry
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Plum

Visit the Royal Horticultural Society website to find a full list of plants for pollinators

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