Gardening for Pollinators

Gardening for Pollinators

Horticulture and Gardening Class with Online and Onsite Components
closeup of yellow and black butterfly among stems of purple flowers
William Hill

Dates & Prices

Sunday, May 5, 2024
1:30–3:30 pm


Fee: $59

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $53


Fee includes all-day admission to the Gardens on the day of the class.

Registration ends on Sunday, April 28, 2024

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

Join us in for an online lecture and in-person plant walk with Carrie Wiles of North Creek Nurseries to delve into these relationships—and create a pollinator plan for your own landscape. During this class, Wiles explores the theory behind the interaction between our landscapes and pollinators, how to view your garden as a foodbank for insects, and the life cycles of both solitary and social species. With your newfound knowledge, go out in the field with Wiles for a tour of Longwood, and see these concepts in action. Learn which plants may have the most impact on pollination in your home garden so you can create a logical and intentional gameplan for your own landscape. You’ll leave the gardens with a plant list, as well as inspiration and admiration for pollinator care—an important yet sometimes overlooked component of horticulture.

Location

The Visitor Center Auditorium and Throughout the Gardens

This program will take place partially or entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear footwear suited for walking on uneven paths and through wet areas.

Instructor

Carrie Wiles