NC State Extension

2017 Pollinator Garden Tour & Workshop Schedule

A NC State University class tours the pollinator garden

A NC State University class tours the pollinator garden

Visit the Pollinator Garden website.

Pollinator Garden Tours

Tours of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden are led by Agriculture Extension Agent Debbie Roos and are free and open to the public. The tours take place rain or shine, and will last about an hour or a little longer depending on group size and interest. Meet on the lawn in front of Chatham Marketplace. Address for the garden: 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312.

May 6, 2017 (Saturday) – 2:00 p.m.

May 16, 2017 (Tuesday) – 5:30 p.m.

May 23, 2017 (Tuesday) – 10:00 a.m.

June 14, 2017 (Wednesday) – 5:30 p.m.

June 24, 2017 (Saturday) – 2:00 p.m.

July 6, 2017 (Thursday) – 10:00 a.m.

July 18, 2017 (Tuesday) – 5:30 p.m.

August 7, 2017 (Monday) – 10:00 a.m.

August 15, 2017 (Tuesday) – 5:30 p.m.

September 6, 2017 (Wednesday) – 5:30 p.m.

September 25, 2017 (Monday) – 10:00 a.m.

October 11, 2017 (Wednesday) – 5:00 p.m. 

October 14, 2017 (Saturday) – 2:00 p.m.

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

Pollinator Garden Workshops 

Workshops are four hours long and include a lecture + slide show, and a tour of the pollinator garden. The cost of the workshop is $25 and includes a CD of resources plus locally grown native perennial milkweed plants. Space is limited to 25 participants in each so we can have a quality tour with demonstrations.

Click here for details and registration information on the 2017 Spring Pollinator Gardening Workshops.

May 24, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

June 3, 2017 – 1:00-5:00 p.m.

June 7, 2017 – 1:00-5:00 p.m.

September 16, 2017 – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

September 18, 2017 – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

September 20, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran’s status. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation. North Carolina State University, North Carolina 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 Sam Groce, County Extension Director, at 919-542-8202 or in person at the County Extension Office at least 14 days prior to the event.