VALPARAISO — Valparaiso Garden Club invites the public to a Gala in Paradise Gardens.
A tour through the award-winning garden is 2-4 p.m. May 14 at the Heritage Museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso.
Activities include a presentation in the blue room at 2:15 by Marie Harrison entitled “Pollinators in Peril.”
Harrison will expound on the problems faced by pollinators and will suggest ways that residents can help at home. Following the presentation, members of the club’s educational committee will conduct tours and discuss plants included in the garden. Plants and seeds will be available for purchase to help you get started with your own pollinator garden. Refreshments will be served.
Paradise Gardens is designed to attract and support pollinators. Within it are many pollen and nectar producing plants. Host plants that support butterfly caterpillars encourage a healthy population of these beautiful pollinators. Interpretive signs identify butterfly host plants and include a picture of the butterfly attracted.
The club is also planning its annual plant and garage sale, which is 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 in the Palm Plaza parking lot on John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Many plants to purchase will be available, as well as interesting garage sale finds. All proceeds support club projects.