When visitors first arrive at Edison and Ford Winter Estates, many enjoy meandering through the Garden Shoppe. This area is filled with historical, rare and unusual plants, and a stunning pollinator display garden, where visitors can see many different butterfly species, as well as some native bees. The pollinator garden garners almost as much attention as the historic Banyan tree.
Just as the garden attracts a large number of different pollinators, it also boasts a huge diversity of flowers. All of these plants attract pollinators: butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, beetles, flies and even bats. Gardeners seem to flock to any plant possessing the amazing qualities that attract pollinators – after all, many of our food products depend on these creatures. Tropical fruits, vegetables and many of our native orchids invite pollinators to visit them.
This garden talk will include a tour of the Edison Ford property, highlighting which plants attract pollinators. Sometimes, creating a pollinator garden is as easy as “plant it and they will come.” Many of these same plants are available for sale in the Garden Shoppe and participants will receive a 20% discount coupon to be used toward plant purchases. Participants should wear a hat, sunscreen, comfortable shoes and bring drinking water.
Cost: members: $10; non-members: $15