The ecological importance of pollinators is tough to overstate, but what can we do to support the delicate relationship between our stewarded landscapes and these key populations?
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.
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.