American Public Gardens Association
2019 Conference
Washington D.C. June 17-21, 2019

Creating Innovative Butterfly/Pollinator Gardens
Event Type: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Congressional B
R. Sanderson, Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas, Texas; R. Gott, Horticulture, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; M. Mata, American Public Gardens Association, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Pre-Registration Required: 

With the recent focus on monarchs and increasing awareness of using natives and adapted plants, a rapidly growing movement is underway to create butterfly and pollinator gardens in our homes, schools, and public gardens. Texas Discovery Gardens, Phipps Conservatory, and others have created exciting, stimulating, and educational venues. Some of these include “Why a Butterfly/Pollinator Garden?,” “Using Local Artists to Enhance Your Garden," and “What are Your Local Butterfly Species and What Plants Do They Need?” Any institution not having a pollinator garden will be induced into creating one and surely one that already has a pollinator garden will glean new and innovative ideas to make theirs more interesting, educational, and creative. This will increase the numbers and quality of such gardens in local communities.