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Williamsburg, VA Pollinator Palooza

June 20 - June 22

Pollinator Palooza

Thursday, June 20 (First Event)/Saturday, June 22 (Second Event)

10:00AM-12:00PM CDT (First Event)/8:00AM-10:00AM (Second Event)

Veterans Park, Williamsburg, VA

There is no registration for this event. Anyone who visits the event location can participate.

During National Pollinator Week, June 17–23, 2024, Master Gardener volunteers will present a Pollinator Palooza with two special events. These events are not only educational but also fun-filled and designed to raise awareness of pollinators’ benefits in an engaging way. The first event, on Thursday, June 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., is a children’s extravaganza featuring crafts, giveaways, and a scavenger hunt. The second is on Saturday, June 22, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and will host exhibits by the Butterfly Society, Monarch Watch, Williamsburg Area Beekeepers, and Native Plant Society. Stop by for a visit. Learn about pollinators and see this beautiful garden for yourself.

The Native Plant Pollinator Garden in Veterans Park/Kidsburg, at 3793 Ironbound Road, came to life in 2021 and has become a testament to the power of gardening education and the value of collaboration. This transformation from a one-acre expanse of grass into a thriving habitat was made possible by the James City County Williamsburg Master Gardener Association, James City County Parks and Recreation, the Clean County Commission, and a generous grant from Dominion Energy, with the active participation and support of our community.

This garden serves a purpose beyond its aesthetic appeal. It raises awareness about the pressing pollinator crisis and demonstrates the importance of biodiversity, the value of our local ecosystem, and the benefits of proper landscaping practices that can be replicated in a homeowner’s own yard.

The success of the Native Plant Pollinator Garden at Veteran’s Park relies on our community, which is encouraged to participate either individually or as part of a local organization. If you would like to volunteer and learn alongside our JCCW Master Gardeners while helping our pollinators, please contact jccmgardener@yahoo.com.

National Pollinators Week is an annual event celebrated internationally to support pollinator health. Pollinators, like insects and birds, are essential organisms that help plants reproduce by transferring pollen from the male flower to the female flower.

Organizer

James City County Williamsburg Master Gardener Association (JCCWMGA)
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Venue

Veterans Park
3793 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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Phone
757-259-5360
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