The Royal Entomological Society Garden has been designed to show every person how remarkable and valuable insects are, and how important people can be to insects in the choices they make and the way that they garden. The garden will provide an inspiring place in which insects can be studied, researched and observed in a beautiful and natural environment.
The garden’s outdoor laboratory, built into a hillside, takes visitors down into the landscape, offering an ‘insect eye view’ and a space in which to study. A moveable projector screen links to microscopes in the lab, giving the opportunity to show enlarged insects at magnified scale, revealing their fascinating morphology and offering opportunities for education. The lab’s roof structure is inspired by a compound insect eye and will provide ‘modules’ permeable to insects, providing an accessible opportunity for on-site research, study and identification.
Diverse topography across the site - from rammed earth floors, hoggin pathways and dead wood, to piles of rubble, bare sand and gabion walls - provide numerous and varied habitats for insects. Water in still pools and flowing streams provides additional important insect habitats and a dead tree ‘sculpture’, cut into rings elevated on steel poles floats over biodiverse planting. The planting scheme is designed for pollinators and a wide range of other insects, with our changing climate in mind, it will provide year-round food, habitat and interest.
The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.
A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!
Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.
The Royal Entomological Society is devoted to the understanding and development of insect science. It supports international collaboration, research and publication. It wants to show every person how remarkable and valuable insects are, and aims to enrich the world with insect science.
The garden is being relocated to IQL Stratford in East London, as a teaching garden and long-term opportunity for insect study. The RES will partner with schools and universities to provide regular insect science activities and will use the garden as a basis for urban insect study. It will help bring insect science to a wider audience, encouraging the study of insects in our changing climate and a better understanding of the role they play in our ecosystems.
Head to the link below to find out more about the garden and the people involved in its creation and legacy.