June 25: Interactive garden day at WSU Tri-Cities

native-plantsRICHLAND, Wash. – Community members are invited to attend a free, interactive garden day fit for the whole family 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 25, in the garden below the Wine Science Center at Washington State University Tri-Cities, 359 University Dr., Richland.

Tours of the new two-acre native plant and pollinator education garden will be offered, as well as a catch and release pollinator art station and opportunities to learn about sustainable landscaping techniques, native plants and native bees. The event is organized by Heritage Gardens, Lower Columbia Basin Audubon and the Columbia Basin Native Plant Society.

“The garden is a great space for community events that promote sustainable landscaping and learning about native pollinators and their role in agriculture,” said Heather Wendt, coordinator with Heritage Gardens.

Garden tours will run every half-hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. Visitors are invited to bring lunch and enjoy the afternoon at the facility’s new picnic tables.

For more information, contact Gretchen Graber, Columbia Basin Native Plant Society, at gretchen.graber@gmail.com.


Gretchen Graber, Columbia Basin Native Plant Society, 206-265-0430, gretchen.graber@gmail.com
Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities public relations specialist, 509-372-7333, maegan.murray@tricity.wsu.edu