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Pollinator Sanctuary for Somerset Art Weeks Festival

As part of Som­er­set Art Weeks Fes­ti­val 2022, Pol­li­na­tor Sanc­tu­ary is a com­mis­sioned wild pol­li­na­tor sculp­ture and shel­ter at Deer Leap Nature Reserve.

Pollinator Sanctuary is a commissioned sculpture at Deer Leap Nature Reserve, Mendips AONB. The installation collaborates with nature, including mycelium, wild pollinators, and plantlife toward care and repair for our natural world.

Open to the public 24/7 with an Open Day 25th Sept. 12-4pm

Open Day Activities:

Come meet the artist Kelly M O'Brien and be inspired to make your own take-home pollinator shelter

Butterfly talk with local expert Peter Bright

Pollinator illustration workshop with artist Marian Hill

Learn about how fungi and mycelium help Save the Bees and make your own fungi fruiting block

3pm Pollinator Parade! Come dressed as your favorite pollinator (bee, butterfly, hummingbird…anything you please!)

On-site signage with QR code to dedicated website with further educational materials, links, resources

Family-friendly. Children must be supervised by responsible adult.

This one-day event is part of Somerset Art Weeks Festival and the outdoor sculpture, Pollinator Sanctuary, is open to the public 24/7 from 24th September through 9th October.


Deer Leap View Point is a bit tricky to find if you've not been there. The most accurate nav is to use the app What3Words: or map coordinates 51.24053N, 2.69043W

Deerleap Car Park is 1.3 miles from Priddy. From Wooky Hole, it is .6 miles past Ebbor Gorge

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