The Basics

For a pollinator garden to serve its purpose, it needs to do two things.

1.  Provide seasons-long sources of food and water for visiting pollinators.

2.  Provide opportunities for reproduction in a pesticide-free environment.

Addressing the needs of pollinators to both forage and reproduce is at the heart of every successful pollinator garden.

Provide a food source – You will find guidelines all pollinator gardeners should follow when considering which plant species to include in their green space. We have also provided you with a page that features easy to grow native pollinator plants for your Southeastern pollinator garden, followed by a page with a long list of resources and suggested plant guides.

Provide areas for reproduction –  This information will show you how to cultivate, enhance or add natural areas to your garden for pollinator reproduction.