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National Pollinator Week

National Pollinator Week Events; June 20-26, 2022

Included with regular Garden admission. 

Join us for a weeklong celebration of our important pollinators — bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and beetles — and the plants that support them. In addition to the special events, explore Big Bugs at M&T Bank Pollinator Power and see hundreds of fluttering beautiful pollinators at Butterflies LIVE!  Also, stop by the Bob Stapleton and Keith Tignor Apiary to view our observation hive. We hope you leave inspired to do your small part to support a pollinator-friendly ecosystem! Scroll down to see events.

Monday, June 20, 2022
Sunday, June 26, 2022
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Pollinator-themed Activities

Visit the Apiary (beehives) in the Kroger Community Kitchen Garden & Learn About Pollinators 

Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24, 2022.  Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Thursday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Garden Guide Sherry Giese will be on hand to talk about our bees and answer your pollinator questions.

Pollinator Power Symposium

June 23, 2022, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in-person or virtual, registration required

Join us for a day of learning about our native pollinators and how to support them with strategies for your home garden.

Magic (Magia)
June 25, 2022, performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Latin Ballet of Virginia presents MAGIC (Magia), a dance theatre work based on the book written by local artists, Chris Burnside and Cat Studdard called “The Gift.” MAGIC, (Magia) is an exploration of nature, a compelling review of the many gifts that nature offers to humans. A complex ecological relationship between nature and people, MAGIC describes the terrible consequences of destroying the magical gifts that nature gives us. MAGIC captivates the deep importance of the natural world, the essential role of the insects, and the role native pollinators play in sustaining the earth’s plant diversity. The essential care of being aware of Mother Earth, the magic of flowers and plants producing energy for us to breathe! Let’s remember our magical gift, take care of animals and plants like they are our best friends, help bugs thrive, consume less gasoline, do not waste water, eat healthily and exercise, always recycle and enjoy the world around you!

MAGIC will be enhanced with live music by Cuban artist, Yohan Manuel.

Also, be sure to explore the grounds behind the Conservatory and a pollinator-themed mural by Matt Lively.

“No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” – Albert Einstein