Are ready to plant a pollinator garden, but aren’t quite sure how to put it together?

These base designs for native plant pollinator gardens are great templates for design and are customizable with substitutions for each plant.

  1. Choose the design that best fits your space and needs.
    Is it a shady area? Sunny? Maybe you’d like a rain garden to help improve water quality as well? 
  2. Use the plan as a shopping list to source your plants at Sargent’s.
    If the plant on the design isn’t available, we can suggest a good substitution for you!
  3. Plant your pollinator garden and watch the bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects flock to your yard!

Links will take you out of Sargent’s and open the PDF designs!

Shade Garden Plans for Pollinators

Interested in free bee money?

“Lawns to Legumes,” which is run by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR), is a program that offers a combination of workshops, coaching, planting guides, and individual grants to install pollinator-friendly native plantings in residential lawns.

Apply Now:

Applications are open for the Fall 2023 Lawns to Legumes Individual Support program through June 30, 2023. Recipients of the Fall grant should expect to be notified in late summer.

Apply online at Blue Thumb – Planting for Clean Water’s website.

Applicants who are accepted into the Lawns to Legumes individual support program can receive up to $350 of funding through a reimbursement process and are expected to match 25% of any funding received.

Eligible expenses can include,  Minnesota native plants, compost, mulch, and delivery fees. A full list of eligible expenses can be found here: Eligible Expenses for Reimbursement .