Make a Bug Hotel

This is the last project!

A bug hotel is useful as well as fun.  It will help the beneficial insects that visit the garden by providing places for them to lay eggs, avoid predators and overwinter in the dry and the warm.  Our bug hotel is a very simple one that anyone can have a go at making.

This is the subject of Project No 7: Make a Bug Hotel on the VPA Young Gardeners page. Click or tap on the project link to go straight there and take a look!

Note to Parents

This is the final project, at least of the current series. We hope that parents have found these projects useful and that they have contributed to the work that the schools have been setting.  It would be enormously helpful if you could spend a couple of minutes to give us some feedback, so we can plan any future projects. You can contact us at

These projects have been carefully put together by a team of us at the VPA to encourage all our children to have fun while learning.  Aspects of each project are designed to highlight growing and nutrition, environmental awareness, wildlife and even elements of maths, science, nature and history.  With all these tools we hope to encourage a new generation of gardeners who will gain positive attitudes in their lives to health, both physical and mental; and who will learn the relaxation to be found in gardening as well as the productivity and the joy of eating something that they have grown themselves.

Alison Townsend
for the VPA Young Gardeners Team
Spring 2020