Pollinator Garden Tour Thursday May 23!

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Carolina lupine.

Carolina lupine and lemon beebalm. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Monarch caterpillar on butterfly milkweed.

Monarch caterpillar on butterfly milkweed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro on Thursday May 23 at 5:30 p.m..

The garden was designed to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, plus other pollinators and beneficial insects. It features over 215 unique species of plants, 85% of which are native to North Carolina. These plants were all procured from local nurseries!

No registration is required…just meet on the lawn in front of Chatham Marketplace a few minutes before the start of the tour, rain or shine! The garden is looking great and has over 45 different species in bloom this week.

If you are not able to attend the May 23 tour, I’ll be doing three next month: June 4, June 13, and June 22. View the 2019 Pollinator Garden Tour Schedule.

Visit the pollinator garden website!

You can view my favorite photos of the garden on Extension’s Growing Small Farms website.

The garden is at 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312.

The “What’s in Bloom” section of the garden website features snapshots of the garden as well as photos of all the plants currently in bloom.

I hope to see you there!