New England Wild Flower Society has scheduled an exciting exhibit at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA, this summer andÂ would like you to be a part of it. The show is called Native BUZZ: Creative Container Gardening for Pollinators.
This exhibit will showcase the talents of local individual gardeners or groups of garden club members, boy scouts, girl scouts, environmental clubs, and others. There is no fee to be a part of this exhibit. All plants will be provided free for each exhibit. We will even provide the soil and compost. All the exhibitor has to do is create their container and interpret the exhibit as to how it will attract certain pollinators to the native plants being displayed. All of the information about the exhibit including dates and an application are enclosed.
NEWFS is asking people to â€œthink outside the potâ€ in creating their containers. Would a Tower for Butterflies built out of cobblestones be fun to create? How about a bicycle built for two with baskets full of plants for those fast moving hummingbirds? Would fanciful hats tip the scale towards your exhibit? Do you prefer butterflies or bees or hummingbirds or other pollinators and want to attract them to your exhibit?Â Prizes will be given for Best in Show and within individual categories (Youth ages under 17, Amateur, and Professional).Â There will be just 5 exhibits per category, so donâ€™t wait too long to send in your application. Exhibitors will be announced on May 1 and exhibits are to be completed for the opening on June 15. Â Youâ€™ll also need to consider where these plants can go in your community once the exhibit closes. Each exhibitor is being asked to find a garden bed at a library or hospital, at a school, in a park, on a traffic island, wherever they can be on public display and enjoyed.
If you are interested in participating, contact Steven Ziglar, Communications Director of the New England Wild Flower Society, at 508-877-7630, ext. 3503, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.