Extension, Master Gardeners to celebrate pollinators with events in June

The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension and Henrico County Master Gardeners will offer activities and events throughout June to celebrate pollinators and promote the vital role they play in healthy ecosystems.

The events are free to attend and scheduled in conjunction with National Pollinator Week (June 19-25):

  • Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Henrico Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale and Pollinator Festival at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway;
  • Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m.-noon: Pollinators at the Park at Short Pump Park Pollinator Garden, 3329 Pump Road;
  • Thursday, June 22, 7 p.m.: Screening of the documentary film My Garden of a Thousand Bees in the Board Room at Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road; and
  • Sunday, June 25, 1-3 p.m.: Pollinators at the Park in the Butterfly Garden at Armour House & Gardens at Meadowview Park, 4001 Clarendon Road.

In addition, residents will be able to take advantage of several programs and activities that will last throughout June:

  • Pollinator Lego Expo: Youth ages 5 to 19 are encouraged to assemble a pollinator-inspired Lego creation and submit a digital image and description. Prizes will be awarded in three categories;
  • Pollinator Displays at the Tuckahoe, Libbie Mill, Fairfield and Varina libraries; and
  • Henrico Master Gardeners Plant Clinics, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays at Strange’s Florists, Greenhouses and Garden Centers, 12111 W. Broad St.

For more information, call (804) 501-5160 or go online.

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