July blooms in Pittsboro’s pollinator paradise

Pittsboro, NC – Pollinator Paradise is a Demonstration Garden created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center. Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos designed the garden to provide forage from early spring to late fall for pollinators such as native bees, honey bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects. The garden features over 220 unique species of perennials, 85% of which are native to North Carolina.

Pollinator Garden (photo by Debbie Roos)

The garden is a great teaching tool and is used to conduct workshops and tours for hundreds of folks each year. Tours are temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic but visitors are allowed to come on their own if they practice adequate social distancing.

The garden is at the Chatham Mills complex in Pittsboro and is open 7 days a week. Address: 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Click here to see a list of plants blooming in the pollinator garden. The list is updated bi-weekly.

Click on the slideshow below to see photos that Debbie took in July of some of the plants in bloom in the garden.