Help Create a Unique Demonstration Pollinator Garden Made for the SHADE!

Columbine flowers

Please join us in creating a unique native plant pollinator garden in the next few weeks. What makes this unique? It is designed to thrive in the shade! We have two workdays planned and need your help. The dates and times are shown in the table below. Just RSVP for one or both workdays, using the form at the bottom of this post, and we will look forward to having you as part of the team. Tools will be provided, but you may want to bring your own gloves and a water bottle.

DateTimeActivityLocation
Sat., Oct. 309:00 AM – 12 NoonPlanting bed preparationBass Lake Park Picnic Shelter
Holly Springs
Sat., Nov. 69:00 AM – 12 NoonPlanting 200 plants and mulchingBass Lake Park Picnic Shelter
Holly Springs

South Wake Conservationists is working with Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs to restore and transform a site into a Native Shade Plant Demonstration Garden. Many people in the area would love to establish pollinator gardens in their yards, but feel restricted by dense tree cover and limited sunlight. This demonstration garden is specifically designed for that type of environment and will serve as an example of what people can do in their own shaded yards. There are many native pollinator plants that actually do well in a wooded shade environment, and this demonstration garden will have twelve different species in this 700 sq. ft. plot in a wooded area by the park picnic shelter. There will be a large permanent sign explaining the benefits of pollinator gardens and native species, individual plant ID markers, and a mounted box of information sheets for people to take with them and use to establish their own gardens.

If we can get park visitors excited about this and inspired to do one in their own yards, the multiplier effect will be great for our local ecosystem!

We are at capacity for this event, but please watch for many more events coming up soon! Click the Subscribe button at the bottom of this page to stay up to date on future happenings.


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