Pollinator Gardening Workshop with Horticulturist Colin Rye

  • June 29, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Memphis Botanic Garden

    750 Cherry Road
    Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Ticket Price $12.00 Register Now

Pollinator Gardening Workshop with Horticulturist Colin Rye

June 29, 10-11 am


Embark on an enriching journey into the world of native pollinators with our horticulturist Colin Rye. This session delves into the basic principles of attracting native pollinators to your garden through strategic plant selections. During the one-hour tour, you'll learn about host plants, common varieties favored by caterpillars and butterflies, and the significance of keystone species in pollinator ecosystems. Included in the class is admission to the Memphis Botanic Garden, providing you with immersive learning opportunities alongside an hour of insightful instruction. Rain or shine, the class goes on, with indoor arrangements made in case of inclement weather. Be prepared to stand for the full hour, possibly in high temperatures, so dress appropriately and bring water to stay hydrated. 


Click here to review MBG's Adult Education Refund Policy. 


  • Category:
    • Horticulture Class


  • Skill level: 
    • Entry – This class will discuss the basic principles of native pollinators and what plants will attract them in your garden. 


  • What to expect:
    • You’ll walk an hour in MBG’s Rose Garden with Horticulturist Joey Mayes who maintains it while he discusses his personal techniques on caring for the space.
    • You will receive instruction on how to generally maintain roses but feel free to bring personal questions and scenarios you have experienced with roses. However, this class is not intended to go into detailed instruction on topics such as rooting cuttings, bare root planting, or deep pruning. 


  • What's included in this class:
    • This class includes a one-hour tour led by a horticulturist. 
    • This class will be discussing what host plants are, common varieties for caterpillars and butterflies, what a keystone species is, and more topics concerning pollinators. 


  • Things to know:
    • This class is rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will move indoors and cover the same material. 
    • This class will require standing for the full hour in possible high temperatures. Please dress accordingly and bring water as needed


  • Pricing and registration deadline:
    • MBG Members Free/Non-Members $12
    • Class size is limited to 15; please register in advance. 


Are you an MBG Member and want to access your discount? Click here to learn how to access Member pricing.


If you need assistance with registration please email boxoffice@membg.org.

Date & Time

Sat, Jun 29, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue Details

Memphis Botanic Garden

750 Cherry Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117 Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden

The Memphis Botanic Garden is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to being an exemplary center for horticulture and environmental enrichment. Serving over 40,000 school-aged children annually, and hosting over 260,000 visitors each year, Memphis Botanic Garden strives to enhance lives by connecting people with nature, increasing awareness and appreciation of our environment. Our 96-acre property includes 30 specialty gardens and a Level 4 Arboretum, which provide the ability to interact with various families of plants, flowers, and trees.


The Garden offers year-round programming and events for children, families, adults, art lovers, food lovers, music lovers, gardeners, and more! Beyond our annual happenings, we have a diverse offering of adult workshops and classes, youth classes and activities, art exhibits, horticultural features and events, and outdoor fun for all. Click here to explore upcoming events at the Garden.

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