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Dawson County Woman’s Club to host second annual “Pollinator Garden Tour”
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On Saturday June 25, the Dawson County Woman’s Club will host its second annual “Pollinator Garden Tour”, allowing community members to learn about the importance of pollinator gardens and to visit some of these gardens that are already in place in Dawson County. 

According to information provided by the club, this year’s pollinator garden tour will run from 10 a.m. to noon on June 25 and will include both a walking tour and a driving tour. 

Pollinator gardens are small gardens that display native perennials to attract honey bees, native gees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators. Each site will include information on the best plants to grow, tips for growing milkweed for Monarchs and free flowers and seeds. 

The walking tour will begin at Main Street Park at the raised flower beds. Participants will receive a map to the other garden sites that they can walk to, including the Dawson County Farmers Market, The Fancy Flea, Days Gone By, Dawsonville City Hall, The Bowen, Dawson County Library and The Station (Serendipity Dawsonville) Antiques. 

The driving tour will include four large gardens throughout the county, including Rock Creek Park and three local community members’ home gardens.

In addition to the walking and driving tours, this year’s event will also include a “Pollinator Census” for children of all ages. The census will take place at the Main Street Park garden and at the Farmers Market garden. During the census, participants will choose a flower to watch and spend five minutes counting how many butterflies, honey bees, native bees and other pollinators visit. 

The Pollinator Garden Tour is a free event and is aimed at educating community members on pollinators and how to best protect and help them. For more information or questions, go to http://dawsoncountywomansclub.org/upcoming-events/.