Native Plants For Monarch Habitat At Civic Garden Center

  • August 12, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Organizations: Cincinnati Nature Center & Civic Garden Center

Thursday August 12

6:30 PM  –  7:30 PM

We’re pleased to announce that Cincinnati Nature Center is teaming up with Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati to co-promote in-person classes to help you make your space more useful for wildlife and more beautiful for you. Please pay close attention to this class location as this takes place at Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati.

Preregistration is required for this program designed for adults.

Program participants will meet at the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati (2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206) for this program.

Create a monarch habitat in your own yard, while adding beauty, minimizing water use, and reducing lawn maintenance costs. This class will help you choose the best plants for monarchs for your garden. Host plants for monarch caterpillars and monarch adults will be covered. A focus will be given on adding beauty to your landscape and reducing the cost and amount of work to care for your yard.

This classes will be a mix of indoor and in-field instruction. Brian will spend 30-45 minutes inside followed by a trip around the grounds to see firsthand some of the plants and garden designs we have related to each program.

What to bring: Please bring your own personal drinking water. 

Unvaccinated people, including children kindergarten and up, are required to wear masks while inside all facilities (for example, Rowe Visitor Center, restroom, etc.). Masks are not required outdoors. 

About the instructor: Brian Grubb is the staff Horticulturist at Civic Garden Center Greater Cincinnati. Brian has BS and MS degrees in horticulture from West Virginia, and Colorado State University. He has worked in the native plant industry for most of his 20-year career. Brian was a faculty member at Miami University in the Botany program, and manager of the Botanical Conservatory in Hamilton, OH. He has taught classes in Plant Propagation, Field Botany, and Botanical Studies in the Bahamas. He has developed numerous non-credit classes in horticulture and nature for adults and youth.

Cincinnati Nature Center Members $10; nonmembers $10.

*Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine (except in cases of severe weather).

Cincinnati Nature Center will run advertised programs and events ​in accordance with current guidelines outlined by the CDC and local health agencies. The status or format of programs may change based on COVID-19 best practices and conditions at the time of the program. In the event that Cincinnati Nature Center cancels a program, full refunds will be issued.

Important Information For All Program Registrants: Please retain an electronic copy of your order number or save/print off a copy of the email acknowledgement as a receipt. You may be asked for your order number from your transaction to attend your program.  

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