No. 13 On The Map:
The Pollinator Garden is located adjacent to the entrance to National Cathedral School’s athletic center (along Beauvoir Road). Signage designates this pollinator-friendly spot.
Bee tubes serve as nesting places for “stingless” Mason bees that visit the Monarda media (Purple Bergamot), Agastache, Rudbeckia, Echinacea, and Amsonsia, among other plants. The plants in the garden are labeled with signs that serve as educational tools and to provide ideas for your own pollinator-friendly garden. The garden was designed by the 2018 All Hallows Guild Summer Interns who were tasked with creating a low-maintenance garden to attract bees, butterflies, dragonflies, and hummingbirds. The planting was completed in the spring of 2019.
Pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world’s flowering plants to reproduce. Without pollinators our sources of food would be diminished and humans could not survive. Pollinators are in decline because their habitats are being lost – whether to overdevelopment, toxic pesticides, or breeding of inhospitable display plants. Through steps taken in our gardens we are re-establishing environments favorable to pollinators.
A wood chip path runs through the center of the Pollinator Garden – allowing visitors to get an up-close view of the pollinators at work.
Continue through the Pollinator Garden and through the arched gate at the intersection of Beauvoir Woodley Roads. Walking west on Woodley Road you will arrive at the Cathedral College.
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