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Our two feature Festivals may be over, but we have a whole host of events still to come in parks and green spaces all around Bristol this summer. Click here to download a programme.

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Speckled Bush Cricket

What's On

Browse our full calendar of events across the city and region from highlight festivals to community events in your local area

Latest News

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Exhibitors and Traders

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Sponsors and Supporters

Massive thanks to our amazing sponsors and supporters who make the Festival of Nature possible. Scroll down for more details of how each organisation supports the programme.

Past News

Find out more about past Festival of Nature news and events

Bristol 2015

The Festival of Nature celebrates Bristol's achievement as European Green Capital this year. Our programme takes place with generous support from Bristol 2015.


At the Watershed you will find… Watershed will be open for business as usual – so why not grab your drinks and join in with the fun? All activities are free and from 6pm you can drop in and drop out at your leisure. 3:00pm – 5:00pm – Matriminio all’italiana Immerse yourself in times gone...


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If you've visited one of our events this year we'd love to know what you think!

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Creatures and Crafts at Ashton Vale

 Saturday 3rd October         10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ashton Vale Community Centre, Ashton vale, Bristol Join us for a celebration of nature and art at Ashton vale Community centre! Become a nature detective for the day with local experts to discover some of the wildlife that live’s around the community centre...


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Walnut Orb-weaver

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Ground Bettle


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Common Butterfly