Public gardens regularly share their practices for attracting and nurturing pollinators while also maintaining worldclass horticultural displays. Learn how gardens can leverage powerful partnerships and public interest in pollinator health to showcase their research and conservation efforts. Discover how interpretation (including the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge) plays a role in empowering the public to support pollinator habitat. This session will feature a recent study that investigated pollinator attraction among native plant cultivars and species, a recovery plan for Federally Endangered Asclepias meadii, a citizen science project that started after a rare rusty-patched bumble bee was sighted, exquisite interpretation designs you can take home to your garden for FREE, and much more!
Presenters: S.P. Beck, American Public Gardens Association, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; S. Carpenter, University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, Madison, Wisconsin; S. Krishnan, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado; K. Nevison, Longwood Graduate Program, Newark, Delaware; M. Phillips, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC; M. Nelson, U.S. Botanic Garden, Washington, DC.