Pocket Prairie Walk
(Update: event postponed to June 24, due to air quality concerns on original date)
Did you know a prairie can grow in a parking lot? Southeastern native prairie plants can be an attractive, low-maintenance alternative to sod in underutilized urban areas such as parking lots. Additionally, unlike sod, these pocket prairies can also be beneficial to pollinators such a birds and butterflies. Visit a Duke Gardens pocket prairie project in a nearby parking lot for a show and tell demonstration from Maegan Luckett, horticulturist of the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants at Duke Gardens on how the ecological benefits of prairies can coexist with a built environment. You'll leave with a plant list and an appreciation for the power of prairie plants. Meet at the Gothic Gate entrance to Duke Gardens.
Fee: $16; 20% discount for Duke Gardens members with discount code. Registration is at https://rsvp.duke.edu/g1nKqO.