Bees and Butterflies are looking for food, and they will make your garden a regular stopping place if you provide the food they like. Some plants are magnets for bees and butterflies, and if planted, guarantee bees and butterflies will visit your garden.
You don't need to have a garden, we can grow many of these plants in containers on a windowsill, balcony or small patio.
These 10 best plants listed here are easy to grow, which means you can plant them, sit back and enjoy nature. It is sad, although inevitable essence of modern living, that we become more urbanised. Houses need to be built, people need homes, and there is less and less habitat for wildlife. Gardens can provide a green corridor, strips of habitat containing food and environments suitable for bees and butterflies. You can create a wildlife friendly habitat, plant some plants and shrubs described below, and the bees and butterflies will come to you. I took the videos to show it works.
I started with 10 shrubs and plants, but I keep adding to the list so there are now 12 great plants for pollinators, butterflies and wildlife all listed here. Of course, there are many more plants attractive to bees and butterflies listed these additional pages check out:-
Wildlife friendly garden plants for bees and butterflies
Plants for Butterflies
How to Create a Wild Garden
Help for Bumblebees and planting for Bumblebees
If you are interested in the science behind planting for wildlife, the scientific information and another top 10 plants for bees.
Spring flowering plants for Bees
Plants for Bees
There are ideas here for providing nectar all the year round. Spring and early spring is especially important to bees when the solitary bees are emerging and need nectar. Growing Spring flowering plants attractive to Bees will provide early much needed food.
It is interesting to see, looking at the top 10 plants below, there is a preponderance of blue and mauve flowering plants because bees like blue as this short video shows!
At the bottom of this page are 6 really short videos to illustrate just how attractive some of these plants are to wildlife.