Enjoy an April Virtual Tour of the Pollinator Paradise Garden!

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Bumblebee on wild indigo

Bumblebee on wild indigo. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos designed the garden to provide forage from early spring to late fall for pollinators such as native bees, honey bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects. The garden features over 225 unique species of perennials, 85% of which are native to North Carolina.

The garden is a great teaching tool and is used to conduct workshops and tours for hundreds of folks each year. When tours and workshops were suspended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic I started creating virtual garden tour videos so folks could continue enjoying and learning from the garden.

This virtual tour includes video and photos I took in April from the garden. I highlighted some of my favorite plants and tried to show different parts of the garden.

Take a virtual tour of the Pollinator Paradise Garden to see what it looked like in April.

Click to view the other virtual garden tour videos.

I resumed in-person tours of the pollinator garden in mid-May. You can view a list of the tours and register for future tours when I post them. The five spring tours filled quickly but I will be adding more dates soon.

See a list of plants blooming in the pollinator garden. The list is updated bi-weekly. Currently, there are over 45 species in bloom!

Visit the Pollinator Paradise Garden website for lots of photos and plant lists and other resources.