The Newton Pollinator Garden Tour was postponed from it’s original date of September 10 to Sunday, September 17 due to rain. We are in the process of modifying the booking process so one can still pre-register for the new event date! Check back later if the site says “Bookings Closed”.
Join gardening enthusiasts on a FREE tour of public and private pollinator gardens in Newton “the Garden City” on Sunday, September 17 from 1 to 4 pm . This will be the inaugural Newton Pollinator Garden Tour which is scheduled in both a North area and a South area.
The PDF guide to the Newton Pollinator Garden Tour including maps and plant lists at the gardens on the tour is here: Newton Pollinator Garden Tour Guide
The North Area (1-3 pm) will be focused around the garden areas at Wellington Park (Kilburn Road, West Newton). Nearby are a number of additional front yard pollinator-oriented gardens and a planted traffic island.
The South Area (2-4 pm) will be cover the areas around the Community Demonstration Pollinator Gardens at Newton City Hall (Homer Street, Newton Centre) and at nearby Cold Spring Park (Beacon Street, Newton)
Attendees can drop in at the gardens during the corresponding time periods. There will be volunteers to answer questions and provide information on the development of the gardens. Pre-registration is encouraged and those who register will receive a map and detailed planting lists of the gardens on the tour. Pre-register at https://newtonconservators.org/events/newton-pollinator-garden-tour/
A PDF file with just the maps of the garden areas on the tour is now available here: Newton Pollinator Garden Tour Maps
Why pollinator gardens? Gardens with native plants can be both beautiful and functional at sustaining our pollinators. Our environment is at risk because of precipitous declines in native plants and the insects, birds, and other animals that depend on those plants.
A PDF file with a number of pollinator plant resources (including the Pollinator Toolkit suggestions, other plant lists, and even sample designs) is now available here: Newton Pollinator Garden Tour Resources
The tour is sponsored by the Newton Community Pollinator Project in conjunction with the Newton Conservators, Newton Parks Recreation and Culture Department, Green Newton, Friends of Cold Spring Park, Friends of Wellington Park, and the Mystic Charles Pollinator Pathways Group.
The tours are free but please pre-register using the “Bookings” button above and note in the “Comments” field which tour(s) you plan to take so we can notify you of any changes or cancellations.
There has been tremendous interest in how to create a pollinator garden and what plants to use there. Check out the Newton Pollinator Toolkit which is a great guide to what plants work for various conditions in the Newton area. If you want to see these plants in action, there have been a number of demonstration pollinator gardens planted – notably at City Hall and more recently at Cold Spring Park – both on the tour. Newton Conservators has featured many informative and popular webinars on this topic and recordings of these videos can be found on our YouTube channel.
Maybe you have a great pollinator garden in Newton that is pesticide free and has a majority of native plants that you would like to show off? Let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and perhaps we can feature your garden in future tour or Newton Pollinator Garden Map!
Bookings are closed for this event.