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Felting with Bees in The Walled Garden, Helen’s Bay

27 April @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


On arrival at The Walled Garden Helen’s Bay, participants will be welcomed by host Lorraine with a small glass of locally produced honey mead, followed by a visit to the apiary, at a safe distance, for a brief talk about the importance of Black Irish bee conservation, their role in cross pollination in the garden and what bee-friendly plants you can introduce into their own gardens to make them a haven for butterflies, bees and hoverflies. Guests will be given a take-home pot (30ml) of Walled Garden honey.

They will then join local crafter Karen Stevenson who will guide them step by step in the creation of a bee-autifully detailed piece of felted 2D bee themed artwork, which will be mounted on a wooden block of repurposed scaffolding board for display, using a combination of wet and needle felting using sustainable wool.

Nestled within the garden walls, participants can relax further and enjoy a delicious homemade ‘bee inspired’ afternoon tea.
Things to note 
Over 18 yrs only.

The experience is suitable for beginners and advanced felters.


The Walled Garden
47 Craigdarragh Road, Helen's Bay
Bangor, Down BT19 1UB United Kingdom
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07704 456109
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