Sharandys Birds of Prey will return to Brimsmore Gardens, Poundbury Gardens and Castle Gardens during February half-term with a parliament of magnificent owls. Gardeners of all ages will have the chance to hold these mysterious round-faced creatures throughout this free family event, while those visiting Yeovil-based Brimsmore Gardens will have the added treat of meeting some more creepy-crawly characters.
Owl Day dates at The Gardens Group, 10am – 4pm
Brimsmore Gardens, Yeovil: Thursday 16 February
Poundbury Gardens, Dorchester: Friday 17 February
Castle Gardens, Sherborne: Saturday 18 February
As well as getting up close and personal with some fascinating nocturnal birds of prey, Bugfest will also be at Brimsmore Gardens on Thursday 16 February. The south west’s biggest bug event will give visitors the chance to handle everything from minibeasts to snakes from 2pm – 5pm, offering a fascinating insight into this unfamiliar part of the natural world.