Help Maintain the Gold Park Pollinator Garden

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023
Image of Gold Park pollinator garden
Volunteers are invited to help weed the Gold Park pollinator garden the first Thursday of each month, March through October.

Enjoy working alongside master gardeners while volunteering at the Gold Park pollinator garden on first Thursdays, March through October, weather permitting. The main tasks are weeding and deadheading the garden.

Gathering at 8 a.m., volunteers will work in the garden for no more than two hours. Those who wish to participate  are asked to bring a weeding tool, shears and a bucket to collect the weeds. Gloves and a water bottle are recommended.

The pollinator garden is located near the train trestle at the town park, 415 Dimmocks Mill Road. It is maintained by the Orange County Master Gardener Program, which is administered through the Orange County Center for the N.C. Cooperative Extension. In addition to providing nectar and larval food for pollinators, the demonstration garden provides an opportunity for community members to observe and learn about pollinators.

The Town of Hillsborough is part of the Bee City USA program, working to raise awareness about the role pollinators play in sustaining more than 75% of the world’s plant species. A native bee hotel is adjacent to the garden. For more information about the Bee City USA designation or the town’s public spaces, contact Public Space Manager Stephanie Trueblood by email or by phone at 919-296-9481.

A video about the pollinator garden workdays is available on the town’s YouTube channel. For more information on the Gold Park pollinator garden and volunteering or to donate plants, contact the garden’s coordinator, Frances Harris, by email at or by phone at 919-241-4822.