What’s The Buzz About Native Bees?
A Heather Holm Presentation: Thursday, September 26, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Heather Holm is an award-winning author and nationally sought-after speaker who is passionate about the world of bees and the native plants that support them. Her latest book, Bees, was published in 2017 and won 6 awards including the 2018 American Horticultural Society Book Award.
Heather will provide valuable information on how gardeners, homeowners and green industry professionals can conserve the native bees’ habitat. Her presentation will be visually reinforced by our recently opened Hillside Pollinator Garden. The Hillside Pollinator garden includes a half acre of seasonal terraced floral beds that will play a major role in caring for our region’s pollinators.
Join us on Thursday, September 26. As part of the Garden’s Lecture Series, a reception will begin at 5:30 pm to meet Heather Holm, visit the Hillside Pollinator Garden, and enjoy light refreshments. The presentation will begin at 6 pm.
$25 Members | $35 Nonmembers
Construction to Begin at New Welcome Center and
Garden of the Five Senses
On Thursday, July 25, the Garden held a Soil Turning Ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on a new Welcome Center which will offer many new visitor amenities, the Auto Garden which will more than doubling our parking capacity and the Garden of the Five Senses which is anchored by an education pavilion at the top and includes hands-on activities each specially designed to appeal to one of our senses.
The Garden of the Five Senses will open in April and the Welcome Center and Auto Garden in July. We have many people to thank, including our Board, Staff, the Pittsburgh philanthropic community and members, for the generous contributions needed to undertake these projects which total $10 million dollars. We were especially pleased to have our design partners from Overland Partners of Texas, Pashek MTR and Terra Design Studios at the Ceremony. Our “soil turners” included Pennsylvania House of Representatives Valerie Gaydos of the 44th District, Anita Astorino Kulik of the 45th and Jason Ortitay of the 46th, plus the sons and daughters of some of the Garden’s Staff.
Photo credit: Connor Hochbein Photography
Thank You to our Corporate Partners