Photo Credit: Denver Botanic Gardens
Public gardens occupy a critical place in the discussion surrounding pollinator health. They perform research related to plant conservation and pollinator protection, join forces with other public or private institutions to promote awareness of the issue, and educate millions of their own visitors on plant conservation and pollinator protection. This all occurs against a backdrop of intentionally designed and managed spaces where the best tools are needed to achieve the highest aesthetic value.
The American Public Gardens Association is a founding member of the National Pollinator Garden Network (NPGN) is an unprecedented collaboration of national, regional, and local gardening clubs. The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) is a nationwide call to action to preserve and create gardens and landscapes that help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across America.
UPDATE: The White House recently announced a new Pollinator Partnership Action Plan, which highlights the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.
To find local gardens near you, visit our Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Map.