SCOLTON Manor – Pembrokeshire’s county museum - is hosting a busy programme of events this May.

From a grand plant sale to a nocturnal nature walk and taster beekeeping sessions, the manor house and gardens are set to be a ‘hive’ of activity.

The plant sale will take place on Sunday, May 10, from 10am to 4pm. Local nurseries will be selling a diverse assortment of plants from cottage garden varieties to perennials, bedding and aquatic plants.

There will be planting demos throughout the day and tours of the newly-renovated Victorian walled garden at 11am and 2.30pm.

The acre-sized garden includes a pineapple house (a Victorian heated green house) and is the subject of an ambitious planting programme - from traditional fruit trees to vegetable and herb beds, and a cut flower bed for the manor house.

Admission is free. A £2 daily parking charge applies.

The nocturnal nature walk will take place at dusk on Friday, May 15, with a fascinating look at the variety of bat and moth species that make Scolton Manor their home.

The event is almost sold out.

The beekeeper taster sessions will take place on May 17 and 31 at the new Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre. A further session is scheduled in June.

Visitors will be given a guided tour of the centre and, weather permitting, kitted up in bee suits to see the workings of the live hives in the Pine Tree Apiary.

The sessions will take place between 10am and noon. Places are limited and cost £10 each. Booking is essential, please bring your own wellies or boots.

For more information on the events, or to book a place on the beekeeping sessions, email or phone 01437 731328.