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2021 Pollinator Garden Tours

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Pollinator Garden tour group

Pollinator Garden tour group. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Visit the Pollinator Garden website.

Tours of N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden are led by Agriculture Extension Agent Debbie Roos.

The garden features over 225 species of perennials, trees, shrubs, vines, and grasses, and 85% of them are native to North Carolina. This is a great opportunity to visit the popular gathering spot for honey bees, native bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and beneficial insects in addition to their human admirers!

The tours take place rain or shine and will last about an hour or a little longer depending on group size and interest.

There is no charge for the tour but registration is required to limit group size.

Below are the dates for the Fall 2021 tours. 

Please click on the date you want to register.

Fall 2021 Tours

August 30, 2021 (Monday)  – 10 a.m.  – FULL

September 11, 2021 (Saturday)  – 2 p.m.  – FULL

September 22, 2021 (Wednesday)  – 5 p.m.  – FULL

September 30, 2021 (Thursday)  – 10 a.m.  – FULL

October 5, 2021 (Tuesday)  – 10 a.m.  – FULL

October 13, 2021 (Wednesday)  – 5 p.m.  – FULL

October 30, 2021 (Saturday)  – 2 p.m.  – FULL

Summer 2021 Tours

June 22, 2021 (Tuesday) – 10 a.m. – FULL

July 1, 2021 (Thursday) – 5 p.m. – FULL

July 7, 2021 (Wednesday) – 10 a.m. – FULL

July 17, 2021 (Saturday) – 2 p.m. – FULL

July 26, 2021 (Monday) – 10 a.m. – FULL

August 4, 2021 (Wednesday) – 5 p.m. – FULL

August 14, 2021 (Saturday) – 2 p.m. – FULL

August 24, 2021 (Tuesday) – 10 a.m. – FULL

Spring 2021 Tours

May 22, 2021 (Saturday)  –  2 p.m. – FULL

May 26, 2021 (Wednesday)  –  10 a.m. – FULL

June 1, 2021 (Tuesday)  – 5 p.m. – FULL

June 11, 2021 (Friday) – 10 a.m. – FULL

June 19, 2021 (Saturday)  –  2 p.m. – FULL

I have also created virtual garden tours and am busy making more for this year.

I also do private tours for groups of 10 or more as my schedule permits. This could be Master Gardener℠ volunteers, beekeeping clubs, garden clubs, teachers, schools, etc. Email Debbie Roos if you are interested in scheduling a private tour.

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, genetic information, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sexual identity (including pregnancy), and veteran status. NC State University, N.C. A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating. Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Ginger Cunningham, County Extension Director, at 919-542-8202,, or in person at the Chatham County office at least 30 days prior to the event.