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Pollinator Garden at the Cabarrus County Extension Office


Name: Pollinator Garden at the Cabarrus County Extension Office

Open to the public: Yes

County: Cabarrus

Address: 15 Cabarrus Ave W, Concord, NC 28027


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USDA Hardiness Zone: 8a (2023)

Extension Demonstration Garden? Yes

Approximate year the garden/landscape was established: 2022

What to look for: The idea for a pollinator garden started in 2019, with the garden design provided by Extension Master Gardenerâ„  volunteer Hope Duckworth. The purpose of the garden is to educate the public regarding pollinator plants and their benefits. Plans for the garden continued through early 2022, and approval from the Cabarrus County Commissioners came in the early summer of 2022. The garden was planted by Extension Master Gardenerâ„  volunteers in early autumn, 2022.

The site is adjacent to the extension office and is approximately 650 square feet. The garden is a partnership between the Extension Master Gardenerâ„  volunteers, the Concord Wildlife Alliance and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. The initial plants were donated by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation - thank you!!


Plants Used in the Garden

  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium “achillea vintage rose”)
  • Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium dubium “little joe”)
  • Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
  • Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa “Claire Grace”)
  • Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata “Blue Moon”)
  • Stokes Aster (Stokesia laevis “Stokesia Divinity”)
  • Blue Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum "Heavy Metal")
  • Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia)
  • Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus)
  • American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)
  • More to come!