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Featured Project

Portrait view of three hexagon shaped raised planters with a colorful variety of flowers and shrubs.Museum of Glass- Pollinator Garden

The WSU Pierce County Master Gardener Program partnered with the Museum of Glass this spring to install a pollinator garden on outdoor plaza of the museum. This outdoor garden supports Foraging the Hive of Creativity exhibit. This exhibit explores what beehives teach people about cooperation and creativity.

Part of the exhibit supports a functional apiary (bee hives), and the Pierce County Master Gardeners leaped at the opportunity to design a pollinator friendly garden with bloom and color year-round to support the bees.

To be certified as a Master Gardener, all trainees must complete an intern project in their first year. A team of five enthusiastic and dedicated interns worked with four veteran Master Gardeners and the Museum of Glass staff to design, build, secure donations, plant, and install irrigation.

We encourage you visit the Museum of Glass Foraging the Hive exhibit both indoors and outdoors. Come visit WSU Pierce County Master Gardener docents at the pollinator gardens during the dates and times listed below. We are happy to answer any questions you have about pollinator friendly and container gardens!