Celebrate National Pollinators Week and the tiny creatures who beautify our gardens and put food on our tables. Learn about (and purchase) pollinator-friendly plants,make native-bee houses, go on naturalist-led walks to see pollinators in action, and more.
Family Art Project: Pollinator’s Paper Lanterns
Saturday & Sunday 10am-1pm
Learn flower anatomy and how pollination works while working with papier-mâché to create globe-like lanterns of fantastical flowers. Then use paper and found objects to create a hummingbird, bat or butterfly friend to help pollinate the new flower globe.
Saturday & Sunday 10am
A beehive in midsummer is packed with around 50,000 honeybees and they are all, unsurprisingly, as busy as bees! View the comings and goings, at a respectful distance, while a beekeeper explains exactly what is happening inside. Weather dependent; rain cancels.
Junior Pollinators Walk
Saturday & Sunday 1pm
Young visitors and their families are encouraged to join an expedition to hunt for colorful flowers and their creature pollinators in the gardens. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.
Admission to the grounds is free until noon on Saturday.