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Pocket Prairie Walk

Prairie plants in a parking strip median
Saturday, June 24, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am

(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

Contact: Registrar