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Plants and Pollinators in the Pocket Prairie

Did you know a prairie can grow in a parking lot? Southeastern native prairie plants can be an attractive, low maintenance alternative to sod in underutilized urban areas such as parking lots. Additionally, unlike sod, these pocket prairies can also be beneficial to pollinators such as birds and butterflies. Visit a Duke Gardens pocket prairie project in a nearby parking lot for a show and tell demonstration of the way the ecological benefits of prairies can coexist with a built environment. You’ll leave with a plant list and an appreciation for the power of prairie plants. Led by Maegan Luckett, horticulturist of the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants at Duke Gardens.