CONSERVATION PLEDGE

I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of the planet earth and promise to promote education, so we may become better caretakers of our air, water, forest, land and wildlife. 

 

Welcome!  The Hillsborough Garden Club, the oldest surviving garden club in North Carolina. This website features our distinguished history, as well as the many exciting events that members of the Club support and foster. Over the past few months, despite the necessary restrictions required for COVID-19, the Hillsborough Garden Club has been quite active! Scroll down to review our highlights!

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I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of the planet earth and promise to promote education, so we may become better caretakers of our air, water, forest, land and wildlife. 

Conservation Pledge

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Hillsborough Garden Club
presents 



Pollinator Week

June 18-26, 2022

see schedule of events below
 

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History and Purpose

 

Fourteen years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration, promoting the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, moths, wasps, and flies.

 

National Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. It's a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them.

 

Schedule of Events & Resources

 

 

June 18, 9am-1pm – Free educational tour of

Tammy Dorfman’svegetable and pollinator gardens;

gain informationand hands-on examples on how to

help pollinators by growingvegetables and native plants.

 

Check back for garden location/address
Street parking available  

Plan to wear comfortable shoes

Rain or Shine

Children welcome!

No pets (unless guide dog)

Not wheelchair or walker accessible

 

 

 

June 25, 9am-4pm2nd Annual family friendly

Bee Photo Scavenger Hunt will be held in designated

town parks; Teams will be awarded native pollinator

plants as prizes. Rules will be posted on the

Hillsborough Garden Club web page. 

www.hillsboroughgardenclubnc.org

 

 

Month of JuneOrange County Library will have Bee/butterfly book displays, free Wildflower of the Year seeds and pollinator gardening handouts.

 

June 20-26 - Free Wildflower of the Year Seed pamphlets from the NC Botanical Gardens will be distributed at five downtown locations: Orange County Library, Historical Museum, Gro-Smart, Margaret Lane Gallery and Carlisle and Linny Vintage Jewelry.

Other activities TBA.

 

Resources: www.pollinator.org

Bee Identifying Guide

5 Things Kids Can Do To Help Pollinators

7 Things You Can Do For Pollinators

Ecoregional Planting Guide

Contact: Sarah Meadows smeadows100@gmail.com

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We hope that you consider joining us!

For more information, please see our Contact page or send an email to: hillsboroughgardenclubnc@gmail.com