We are proud to be among the organizations that have promoted the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge to our community and followers. Thank you to everyone that participated to help raise awareness about the importance of pollinators and the plants that support them.
In just three years more than one million gardens were registered with the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) involving an estimated eight million people, concentrated in the United States, and Canada with some in Mexico, and across the globe.
From tiny yards to public gardens, the million plus gardens add up to a network of approximately five million acres of enhanced or new pollinator habitat.
A newly released National Pollinator Garden Network (NPGN) Impact Report indicates the MPGC led to a shift in consumer awareness.
Since the campaign launch, 92% of garden centers have seen an increase in demand for pollinator-friendly plants and services and 86% are offering more pollinator-friendly plants, services, and education.
- Download the full NPGN MPGC Press Release (2 26 2019)
- Download the NPGN MPGC Impact Report
- Bee Counted with Plants Map and the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
- Learn About National Pollinator Week
- Learn About Becoming a Bee Campus USA
Featured Profiles from PlantsMap.com
- Toyota welcomes pollinators and visitors to its Texas truck plant
- Native plants bring a Virginia landscape to life
- Plum Creek Nature Center fulfills dream of early naturalist
- Creative Learning at University of Central Florida Arboretum
- Monarch butterfly advocate raises awareness of growing milkweed
- Volunteers turn a public library landscape into an educational pollinator garden
- Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center opens visitors’ eyes to the natural world
- Newlin Grist Mill a refuge for connecting with nature, history
The 2019 call to action is designed to build on the momentum of MPGC in two ways:
1) Expanding garden habitat by asking Americans to plant at least three different pollinator- friendly plants that bloom in three different seasons (spring, summer and fall) to help ensure a consistent food supply for pollinators. The MPGC map will stay open for new registrations, and plant/garden descriptions.
Pollinator collections from Plantsmap.com:
- Bee Forage by Annkat
- Butterfly & Pollinator Gardens by Friends of Oak Cliff Parks
- Bird and Butterfly Garden by Daniel Boone Native Gardens
- Pollinators’ Garden by St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Lower School
- Top Pollinator Plants from Marble Gardens
- Pollination Station by Guernsey Memorial Library
- Blue Star Memorial Pollinator Garden by Shoreline Garden Club
- Butterfly Garden by The Freckled Rose
- Pollinator Plants by Bill Blevins
- Cover photo features Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed)
Find more pollinator collections by using a our site-wide search in the main navigation or use the new plant finder tool to search for plants by filters and purpose.
2) Track the outcomes of this movement, by encouraging everyone to participate in citizen science projects that help pollinators at https://www.scistarter.org/pollinatorgardens.