Common Carder Bee which is a type of bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) male on a pink Verbena plant

Bee and Botany Walks

Key information

19, 22 & 24 March 10.30am-12.15pm & 1.30-3.15pm


Kensington Gardens
Richmond Park



'Bee' inspired by nature

Would you like to find out about some of the pollinator-friendly species of plants in the Royal Parks, and the bees which rely upon them? 

In the UK we have over 250 species of bee! Join two of our Help Nature Thrive team on a walk through the park to find out more. 

  • At this time of year, we will be on the lookout for Queen Bumblebees and some of our early emerging solitary bee. 
  • We will also learn some basic botany to help us spot signs of spring and identify the plants and trees which support pollinators throughout the year. 

So, if you’ve ever wondered what happens to bees in the winter, pondered where they nest, or would like top tips for identifying one bee or flower from another, then this walk is for you.

Queen Bumble on purple Crocus flower

Dates & Times





19 March 2024 Kensington Gardens 13.30-15.15 Join waiting list 
22 March 2024 Richmond 10.30-12.15 Join waiting list 
22 March 2024 Richmond 13.30-15.15 Join waiting list
24 March 2024 Kensington Gardens 10.30-12.15 Join waiting list 
24 March 2024 Kensington Gardens 13.30-15.15 Join waiting list 


Please note:

  • This Help Nature Thrive event is free to attend, thanks to the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery
  • This walk is aimed at adults with an interest in learning more about the natural world and will involve a gentle stroll through the park lasting up to 1.5 hours. These walks are being delivered as part of The Royal Parks’ Help Nature Thrive programme. 
  • Please note that these free tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If the event is listed as sold out, then unfortunately all the tickets have now been allocated. 
  • For any other questions please contact Help Nature Thrive via email:
  • There may be a photographer taking photos of the event on behalf of The Royal Parks. These photos may be used on social media and shared with our funders. If you do not wish to be in the photos, please tell a member of staff. Please see our privacy policy for details on how we process photographs.