Our hedgerows need to be shown some love, they’re critical to preserving the beautiful butterflies of Britain, including some of our rarest species. That’s why we’ve joined forces with a wonderful organisation called Butterfly Conservation.
With David Attenborough as their president, they’re one of the largest insect conservation societies in the world and do great work in protecting butterflies and our environment. Together, we’re raising awareness of how important hedgerows are to the survival of these lovely fluttery creatures, as well as the rest of Britain’s wildlife.
Like us, butterflies love hedgerows. In fact, the same kind of hedgerow that provides us with the ingredients to make our lovely elderflower cordial is also an essential butterfly home. Elders produce gorgeous flowers in summer, followed by juicy purple-black berries in autumn, and we use both in our drinks.