Dorset Wildlife Trust will host a talk from an award-winning wildlife writer.

The trust will hold a talk, demonstration and dinner with Kate Bradbury at the Kingcombe Centre in Lower Kingcombe on Wednesday, May 29 from 3pm to 8.30pm.

The event will involve a demonstration of how to use a bee hotel, followed by a tour of the gardens and a three course dinner.

The tour will include information about the best plants for pollinators and other advice for gardeners on creating a wildlife friendly habitat.

Kate Bradbury will also read a passage from her book The Bumblebee Flies Anyway, after which she will be available for book signings and questions.

She said, “I'm so looking forward to the event at the wonderful Kingcombe Centre.

“Dorset Wildlife Trust is doing such brilliant things to raise awareness of the plight of pollinators and how we can help them in our gardens.

“I'm excited to share my knowledge and be part of such a fantastic event.”

Kate Bradbury is a journalist and author who edits the wildlife pages of BBC Gardners’ World magazine and regularly writes articles for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, RHS Magazine, The Garden, and BBC Wildlife and BBC Countryfile magazines.

She has supported Dorset Wildlife Trusts’ Get Dorset Buzzing campaign, which aims to fight the decline of Dorset’s bees, butterflies and hoverflies.

The campaign wishes to get over 2,000 people to do one thing in their garden to help encourage pollination.

Steve Marsh, Dorset Wildlife Trust’s West Dorset Visitor Experience Officer, said, “We are so pleased to welcome Kate to The Kingcombe Centre.

“Her expertise and enthusiasm for wildlife gardening makes her the perfect person for anyone with a beginners or more serious interest in the subject to learn from.

“We promise an entertaining evening with good food, good company and like-minded people in the beautiful setting of the Kingcombe Centre, which is surrounded with 450 acres of nature reserve in west Dorset.”

The event costs £75 per person, and can be booked on 01300 320684 or on at