The University of Bristol is conducting a study to find out how much food people’s gardens provide for pollinators and how this changes over the course of the year.

Pollinating insects, including bees and butterflies, are declining throughout the UK, so gardens in towns and cities are critically important in providing them with food.

We would be very grateful if we could count the flowers in your garden this year – once each month from March to October. It is important that we survey a wide range of garden types so please consider getting involved whether you are a keen gardener or not!

If you would like to participate, please contact Nick Tewby email at or by phone on 0798 893 7764.

We will be visiting your local area over the next few weeks to discuss access to gardens. For more information about our previous research visit