Pollinator Sanctuary for Somerset Art Weeks Festival

Deerleap ViewPoint and Car Park
Priddy, Wells
Priddy, Wells

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Pollinator Sanctuary for Somerset Art Weeks Festival

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Outdoor art workshops, ecology talks and meadow parade! Make take-home DIY bee shelters, pollinator illustration workshop, and more.

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

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: https://w3w.co/bandaged.basin.toolbar 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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