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See local gardens at the Dawson County Woman’s Club pollinator tour event
The Dawson County Women’s Club recently opened a new raised-bed garden at Main Street Park, filled with flowers and plants that specifically attract pollinators such as bees, hummingbirds and butterflies. - photo by Erica Jones

Next weekend, the Dawson County Woman’s Club will host the first annual Pollinator Garden Tour, aimed at educating community members about pollinator plants and showing them examples of gardens throughout Dawson County. 

According to a press release from the Dawson County Woman’s Club, the event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 26, during the club’s celebration of Dawsonville’s recent recognition as an official Bee City USA.

“This event hopes to inspire everyone to become excited about bees and butterflies and learn about the ways that they can support these special pollinators,” the release said. “It only takes a few native plants in many pollinator spots to create acres of flowers necessary for our beneficial insects.” 

The event will include a walking tour and a driving tour of pollinator spots throughout Dawson County. 

The walking tour will feature small pollinator gardens in downtown Dawsonville, starting at the raised bed gardens in Main Street Park. Those on the walking tour will then be guided to gardens at several other businesses and spots downtown, including The Fancy Flea, Days Gone By, Dawsonville City Hall, the Bowen Center for the Arts, the Dawson County Library and Serendipity Antiques. 

The longer driving tour will include larger gardens in several different spots in the county, including those at Rock Creek Park, Robinson Elementary School and two of the Woman’s Club members’ own personal pollinator gardens. 

The event is free and all community members are welcome to attend.