BEE CAMPAIGN 2019
A third of Britain’s bee species have declined since 1980 – an alarming trend that threatens the collapse of entire ecosystems, and the viability of agriculture which relies on natural pollination. Without natural pollinators, there wouldn’t be much more than bread, bananas and rice on our supermarket shelves.
We’re incredibly excited to be working with Jimmy Doherty, Channel 4, Red Sky Productions and Screen Scotland to try to make a real difference to Britain’s threatened bees. It’s a hugely ambitious project and it is an honour to be involved as we transform spaces in Peterborough to show what can be done to conserve and protect our little buzzy friends.
This exciting campaign allowed us to trial our new "Pollen Paradise" planter
which has been designed with the needs of wildlife in mind.
Created with a selection of plants to nourish and sustain bees all year round.
IQBAL COMMUNITY CENTRE
Lead by the irrepressible Richard Ferris alongside a number of local contractors & volunteers the once barren patch of land outside of the Iqbal Community Centre in Peterborough was renovated & modernised into an amazing community pocket park.
The park itself was funded by a Pocket Park grant from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The landscaping was carried out by
Liam Doherty of Crega Landscapes, a Peterborough-based company.
In the space of little over 6 weeks, the patch of rough grass that used to sit
outside the Centre has been transformed into somewhere special.
It's buzzing with bees, hoverflies, and butterflies; and many local people now
enjoy relaxing in this little oasis!
It was a privilege for Up The Garden Bath to be involved with this amazing project and to bring a bit of green into a previously grey area.
BRAMBLES PRE-SCHOOL, BRAMPTON
Up The Garden Bath Pilot Scheme - August 2019 -
To test demand for our new educational product we ran a competition on Facebook.The competition was open to Pre Schools & Primary Schools in the Cambridgeshire area but was restricted to one vote per person.
The winning school would win one of our new "mini allotments"
with installation due in Spring 2020.
We only expected a couple of hundred comments and were amazed when we received nearly 6,000 entries spread over 200 local schools.
The Brambles Pre School in Brampton was the eventual winner after their PTA group mobilised a significant amount of support & enthusiasm for the project.
The response to our "Pilot Scheme"convinced us to create
UP THE GARDEN BATH.
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Up The Garden Bath - We take old & discarded materials such as bathtubs & upcycle them into ready made garden planters & accessories.
We strive to use 100% recycled, unwanted materials to ensure a quality finish in a range of wood styles & colours.