Lower Shore Land Trust pollinator garden tour set June 25-26

May 30, 2021

The Lower Shore Land Trust will hold its inaugural tour of nine polliator-friendly gardens across Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26.

Attendees will gain inspiration and resources to incorporate native plants in their own gardening projects.

The Lower Shore Land Trust strives to promote good health and habitat for a variety of pollinators in urban and suburban settings on the Lower Shore by encouraging conservation landscaping. It manages a certification program to provide resources for people who wish to implement practices that support pollinator habitat. Residential, suburban and rural properties are all important across the landscape in providing critical habitat for pollinators and other wildlife.

This inaugural event will support efforts to increase pollinator habitat, promote the use of native landscaping, raise awareness about the benefits of pollinators and promote the the Lower Shore Land Trust Pollinator Certification Program. Featured gardens reflect a variety of garden styles beneficial to butterflies, pollinating insects and birds.

A highlight of the pollinator garden tour will be the raffle of “Beehives and Butterflies,” an original oil painting by artist Laura Jenkins valued at $750. The painting conveys the artist’s eye for color and love of nature. Raffle tickets are $20 each or three for $50.

See the painting online or visit the Lower Shore Land Trust Conservation Center in Snow Hill during the garden tour.

Tickets for the tour are $25 in advance or $30 for same-day tickets.

To purchase tickets online, go to

For sponsorship opportunities or more information, call 443-234-5587 or email

The Lower Shore Land Trust is a nationally accredited nonprofit dedicated to preserving rural lands, promoting vibrant towns, and building a healthier and more connected Eastern Shore. 

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