To celebrate our partnership, in 2018 and 2019 the Museum's east lawn hosted Herbie, Pukka's Airstream trailer. Pukka are known for their organic herbal ingredients, and Herbie's mission was to introduce visitors to some of the plants that provide a source of nectar for butterflies and other pollinators, encouraging local biodiversity.
The Pukka team distributed free samples of organic herbal teas (containing pollinator-friendly herbs such as mint, chamomile and lavender) to thousands of happy visitors. Pukka also offered free family yoga activities and ran small educational workshops where children were encouraged to make pollinator crafts and were given the chance to make a pledge to help the planet. In 2018, we saw a huge demand for the yoga sessions - and over 83% of people surveyed agreed that visiting Herbie had inspired them to do something to encourage butterflies in their garden or local environment.