Insect mansions are bigger, more imaginative versions of the little insect houses you find.
Some are very grand. But they are not difficult to construct, and they provide vital habitats for ladybirds and other helpful garden insects.
Insect mansions are increasingly popular and widespread and appear at the best addresses, adding interest to gardens and reflecting the increasing awareness for eco-friendly environments.
The Chelsea Flower Show last summer featured some very fancy ones. You can see them by clicking here.
There has even been a competition for architects to design insect mansions for prestigious London locations. you can see the designs by clicking here.
This site shows a more humble selection.