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Event Calendar

Plant by Numbers: Simple Plans, Beautiful Spaces for Pollinators

Event Information

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact Phone: 815.886.1467

Location: Isle a la Cache Museum


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Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event Details

This ongoing program runs from Tuesday, April 6, to Sunday, June 6. The pollinator garden is viewable during preserve hours, which are 8 a.m. to sunset daily. Visitor center hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. The visitor center is closed Mondays.

Please note: Masks are required for all in-person, indoor and outdoor program participants, with the exception of those younger than 2 years old and those with a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing one, per state guidelines.

If you’ve ever wanted to have an attractive, pollinator-friendly garden or landscape in your yard, this is the year, and now is the time to get planting! “Plant by Numbers” is an initiative inspired by those fun (and easy) paint-by-numbers activities we enjoyed as kids.

Visit Isle a la Cache Preserve to get inspired by the terraced pollinator garden, now in its third year, and the museum landscaping. The emerging plants in the pollinator garden will be labeled so you can correlate them to some of the mature plants and flowers shown in the easy-to-use, color planting templates and guides available in the museum. Stop by the “Plant by Numbers” display inside to pick up a planting guide and use the interactive garden boards to build one of the template gardens or design your own. Planting guides come in a variety of options, suited to your own lawn or garden conditions with either sun or shade.

“Plant by Numbers” was created and shared by the Lexington, Kentucky, Department of Environmental Services.

Event Requirements

No registration required.

The pollinator garden is accessible via a paved trail over uneven terrain. The museum is an accessible facility. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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