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Plants and Pollinators in the Pocket Prairie

Green field with white flowers and Duke Gardens logo
Saturday, June 22, 2024
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Maegan Luckett, Horticulturist, Blomquist Garden of Native Plants at Duke Gardens

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 as birds and butterflies. Visit a Duke Gardens pocket prairie project in a nearby parking lot for a show and tell demonstration of the way 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.
Fee: $12; 20% discount for Duke Gardens members with discount code.
Location: Meet at the Gothic Gate entrance to Duke Gardens.