Rain Date – June 15

Visit to chat with our expert gardeners and beekeepers.
Learn about pollinators and how to make your own butterfly garden.
Explore our historic landscape and take children on a scavenger hunt. Spend quiet time in our labyrinth and reflect on nature. (An evening labyrinth event will be held on June 12.)
Don’t miss our sheep on a guided walking tour (tour will include walking over grass).

Start your morning in our Historic Church on June 8 ( Rain Date is June 15th in the Barn) to gather resources on native plants, nature-related crafts, Lyme disease, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, as well as faith and the environment. You can also view a brief video on pollinators.

The morning is designed to be a casual but informative way to enjoy and appreciate God’s gift of nature. Research has also shown that spending only 20 minutes outdoors can make you happier and healthier. Dress for the outdoors, come with a friend or make a new one! All ages welcome.

Our nature exploration can end with an enjoyable and informative walk with a volunteer from the Cedar Hollow Preserve next door. Near 11:25 a.m., drive the 2/10 of a mile to the conservancy. Their volunteer will take you on approximately a 30 min. tour, including a historic sycamore tree.

You can stay for the full experience or only a short while.
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Meet volunteers, gather information, enjoy snacks and quiet time, or find a good spot for one of our annuals and plant it.

10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Talk with our gardeners and walk the grounds to see the butterfly garden, sheep and beehives. Discussion of native v. non-native plants, types of trees, bees and butterflies. Plus, free books for kids, while they last.

You can ask a question or help us prepare with a RSVP to outreach@stpetersgv.org.