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Pollinator Sanctuary at Friendship Park in Social Circle

The Pollinator Sanctuary is located in downtown Social Circle in Friendship Park.

The Pollinator Sanctuary at Friendship Park in Social Circle was created as a place of beauty and tranquility while demonstrating a vital habitat to sustain our pollinator populations. The goal of the garden is to educate visitors on the critical role pollinators play in the production of our food crops and inspire them to consider creating similar habitats in their own landscapes. Supporting educational materials are on hand to help visitors get started! The garden provides a rich succession of blooms from early spring to late fall and incorporates over 25 perennials, shrubs and herbs, many of which are Natives. Plant material was selected to include host and shelter plants necessary for pollinator success including milkweed for Monarch butterflies. The garden includes a custom sculpture by local artist, Richard Sells. Recently, the garden was certified by Monarch Watch as a Monarch Waystation. Master Gardeners work in the garden the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 am. We are happy to answer questions or help visitors start their own pollinator garden.

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