Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Let's Talk Pollinator Gardening: Plan, Plant, and Maintain Successful and Beautiful Pollinator Gardens"
Danesha Seth Carley, Ph.D., and Anne M. Spafford, M.L.A., Associate Professors, Department of Horticultural Science

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Danesha and Anne will answer all of your questions about how to create beautiful pollinator-friendly gardens designed to welcome beneficial pollinators across the South. Combining up-to-date scientific information with artful design strategies, our information is accessible to gardeners of all levels. You will be confident that your garden, no matter how small, can play a huge role in providing the habitat, nourishment, and nesting places so needed by pollinators. We will cover everything you need to know plant and maintain a successful and beautifully designed garden so you too can be a pollinator champion.

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Book Sale and Signing

Be sure to grab your own copy of Danesha and Anne's new book (just out!). Subjects in Pollinator Gardening for the South: Creating Sustainable Habitats

  • cover USDA hardiness zones 6, 7, 8, and 9, including twelve southern states,
  • explain what makes pollinators happy—bees, for sure, and many others, great and smal,l
  • bring science and art together in gardens of all types, including urban, food, container, community, school, and large-scale gardens,
  • provide step-by-step instructions for choosing locations, preparing soil and garden beds, selecting the best plants, considering seasonality in your garden design, managing your garden throughout the year, and
  • much more.

Pollinator Gardening for the South: Creating Sustainable Habitats will be available for sale before and after the lecture at the JCRA.

COVID-19 Guidelines

This program is scheduled as an in-person program (and online, too) under the assumption we can meet together in groups at this time. If NC State or the state have any COVID-19 safety guidelines in place at this time, everyone in attendance will be required to follow them. If meeting in person indoors isn't permitted, we may need to meet only online or cancel this program.

Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Advance registration is not available. Check-in available at the door.
Online and in person at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
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