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Pollinator Day celebration
Sunday, June 23rd, from 10 AM to 3 PM
Stratford Historical Society

Join the fun and learn about planting a pollinator garden from experts (master gardeners, landscape professionals). Food and arts and crafts are both available for sale.

The Judson House Historical Gardens, on the grounds of the Stratford Historical Society, will hold its annual Pollinator Day celebration on Sunday, June 23rd, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Speakers, workshops, garden-related vendors, plant sales, food trucks, and more are planned for the day, along with a special garden bench dedication in honor of a beloved board member who recently passed. This is our main signature fundraising event of the year for the gardens.

The garden is a pollinator demonstration garden. Planted with primarily native plants that benefit our precious pollinators and give a history lesson, educating visitors on some of the uses of these plants 300+ years ago, as opposed to how we may use them today. Many plants we all grow are for beauty or to support our pollinator population, while our Native Americans and early settlers may have used them for other reasons. It is a garden to inspire and inform. Signage throughout gives information on the growing habits of these plants, who they may benefit, and a historical fun fact. QR codes are also included to direct inquisitive visitors to more information.

Since most of these plants are native, they have existed on our land for thousands of years before any European settler ever set foot on American soil. You can’t get much more historic than that, and it is in perfect alignment with our mission here at the Stratford Historical Society.

An all ages event!!! Bring the kids to have them participate in the “great outdoors” as they learn about native plants that they seeing growing all around Connecticut. Maybe they will teach you about flora and fauna on your next hike or camping trip.

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