It promoted bee-friendly species such as rosemary, lavender, Agastache, blueberry and Salvia apiana at the event. Owner Sarah Holdsworth said she believed that neonicotinoid pesticide use has contributed to bee population decline and wanted to inspire growers to go organic.
Holdsworth explained: "If everyone read Michael Schacker's A Spring Without Bees, it would change their life. It changed mine. This show will help. People want to be educated. It's irrelevant if we do good business. This is something that needs to be done, whatever."
Holdsworth's Lakehayes Organic Nursery has been certified by the Soil Association for 10 years and previously grew organic herbs and salads.