ROXBURY — The Roxbury Land Trust will host landscape architect Karen Cowperthwaite to give a talk on her newly created River Road Pollinator Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at the River Road Preserve, 55 River Rd.

The event is free with advanced registration preferred. Space is limited to 15 people. 

Ms. Cowperthwaite will discuss her plans for the garden, detailing layout design, plant selection, overall purpose of the garden, as well as the installation and maintenance process. 

Participants will learn tips and techniques that can be applied to their own pollinator projects.

Situated on the banks of the preserve’s pond and designed and planted in 2019, the garden serves as a place for bees and butterflies to gather pollen. 

With bee populations dwindling, pollinator gardens are critical to their existence and gaining in prominence.

The garden is listed on the Pollinator Pathway map for the Roxbury-Bridgewater Pollinator Pathway Group. 

The mission of the Pollinator Pathway Program is to establish pollinator-friendly habitats and food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects and wildlife.

More information about the Roxbury-Bridgewater Pollinator Pathway will be shared at the garden presentation.

Those seeking more information or registration for the program, may be had by calling Barbara at the Roxbury Land Trust at 860-350-4148 or emailing barbara@roxburylandtrust.org.

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