Bridge of Flowers News
Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls |
Connecting Point - WGBY | Sept. 10, 2018
On June 3, 2017 Head Gardener Carol DeLorenzo accepted the Bee Spaces pollinator award on behalf of the Bridge of Flowers at the 7th Annual Bee Fest in Greenfield. Carol has been responsible for the design of the Bridge of Flowers and overseeing its care and maintenance for over 20 years with the help of the volunteer Blossom Brigade. Carol makes the Bridge bloom from April through October beginning with bulbs and ending with chrysanthemums. Bees need pollen and nectar all season long.
The Bee Spaces pollinator garden awards were created by the Franklin County Beekeepers Association to honor those gardens that support pollinators and to bring attention to the importance of pollinators to the general public. The goal of the Bee Fest is to teach gardeners how they can support honeybees, bumblebees and the 300 other pollinators native to Massachusetts,as well as homeowners who may mostly be interested in only caring for a lawn.
The beautiful plaque was designed and created by potter Molly Cantor.