Gardening for Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, and Beyond!

Monday, June 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
A pollinator garden is full of surprises. Surprising pollinators. Surprising plants. And surprising ways to make your garden more pollinator friendly. Suitable for newer and more experienced gardeners alike, Helen Battersby will walk you through meeting the good guys, those who are sometimes bad, and learn how to keep your pollinators happy. This picture-packed presentation will get you abuzz for Pollinator Week.

Program Price: Public – $15 (plus fees + HST) [$18.59] TBG Member or Volunteer – $12 (plus fees + HST) [$15.01] Program Location: Online (Zoom)
Registration Deadline: June 21, 12 p.m.



Despite being so small she nicknamed it the Microgarden, Helen Battersby’s garden is a favourite for all kinds of pollinators. Helen hopes to introduce you to these and more and help you discover how to make them feel at home and keep them coming back. Helen is a grad of Ryerson’s Landscape Design program and has spent over 15 years as a volunteer with the Toronto Master Gardeners. A member of GardenComm, the Association for Garden Communicators, she has been published in magazines such as Garden Making and, with her sister Sarah, writes the award-winning In 2017, the sisters took over publishing of a long-standing garden diary – which in 2019 was renamed the Toronto & Golden Horseshoe Gardener’s Journal and Source Book. Now in its 29th edition, the journal has loyal users from coast to coast.

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