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Pollinator Garden

Through Project G.R.O.W., students rehabilitated the Pollinator Garden on Westminster College campus to exceed the requirements for being a certified Monarch Weighstation. The pollinator garden is located in between Dick Science and Malouf Buildings.  Monarchs and other pollinators use the plants for food and shelter. Various varieties of milkweed are scattered throughout the garden in order to cater directly to monarch butterflies.  They assist in the pollination of trees, perennials, and annuals including vegetable plants. Without pollination we would have no fruits or vegetables to enjoy. The water garden located in the middle of the pollinator garden serves as a water source for pollinators. The water lily in the pond acts as a landing area for the pollinators. 


Plants found in the Pollinator Garden

Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
Cone Flower Sp. Echinacea purpurea
Hardy water lily Nymphaea
Lilac Syringa
Bachelor's Button Centaurea montana
Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata
Milkweed mix Asclepias sp.
Bleeding Heart Dicentra eximia
Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii
Pickerelweed Pontederia Cordata
Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia
Shasta Daisy Chrysanthemum maximum
Sunny Border Veronica Veronica spicata
Bush Honeysuckle Lonicera maackii
Fire Pinks Dianthus Dianthus sp.
Dummond Willow Salix drummondiana
Northern Oat Grass Chasmanthium latifolium
Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides