The month of June marks the beginning of summer. June 20 is this year’s summer solstice, the day with the most daylight. This month we also celebrate National Pollinator Week from June 21-27, as pollinators are essential to the growth and success of our gardens. Events in our area this month include a Master Gardener’s plant sale, pollinator events, and several chances to volunteer with the set up and maintenance of local gardens and parks.
Recurring June Gardening Events Around Richmond
- Wednesdays Alfresco. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Wednesdays, 4p-9p. Online advanced tickets required, $5-$14.
- James River Park Clean Up. James River Park System. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10a-12p. Sign up in advance. Volunteer opportunity.
- Maymont Gardening Project – Mulching, Planting, and Spring Renovation. Maymont. Wednesdays, 1p-4p. Sign up in advance. Volunteer opportunity.
- Flowers After 5. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Thursdays, 4p-9p. Tickets required, $8-14; free for members.
- Virtual Storytime in the Garden. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Fridays, 10a-10:30a. Via Facebook Live, free.
- Invasive Species Removal. The Wetlands. Saturdays, 10a-1p. Sign up in advance. Volunteer opportunity.
June Gardening Events
June Gardening Events
- Seasonal Garden Walk. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Tues June 1, 10a-11a. Registration required. Members, free; Non-members, $17
- Fit4Kids Garden Cleanup. Southampton Elementary School. Sat June 5, 9a-12p. Sign up in advance. Volunteer opportunity.
- Discovery Day: How Does Your Garden Grow? Henricus Historic Park. Sat June 5, 10a-12p. Register by June 4; $12/child, $8/adult non members, $9/child, $5 adult members.
- Garden Clean Up. Binford Middle School. Fri June 11, 11a-1p. Sign up in advance. Volunteer opportunity.
- Family Day at Dorey Park Farmers Market. Dorey Park. Sat June 12, 9a-12p. Free admission.
- Henrico Master Gardener’s Plant Sale. Deep Run Park. Sat June 12, 10a-3p. Free admission.
- Garden Set Up. Girls For A Change. Sun June 13,9a-12p, 1p-4p. Sign up in advance. Volunteer opportunity.
- Native Plants and Cleanup. Garber Street Garden. Wed June 16, 9a-1p. Sign up in advance. Volunteer opportunity.
- Special Focus Tour: Garden Walk History Tour. Agecroft Hall & Gardens. Fri and Sat June 18-19, 9:30a-10:15a. Registration required. $7.
- Pollinator Power Party. Virtual with EPRI and Pollinator Partnership. Mon June 21-Sat June 26. Registration required. Free.
- Bumblebee Jamboree 2021. National Pollinator Week event. Maymont Children’s Farm. Mon June 21-Sun June 27. Free admission.
- Bees and Butterflies and Bats (Oh, My!). National Pollinator Week event. Henrico County Public Library. Virtual via Webex. Wed June 23, 3p-3:30p. Ages 4-8. Optional registration.
- Invasive Plant Removal. Forest Hill Park. Sat June 26, 10a-12p. Sign up in advance. Volunteer opportunity.
— By Denise Levitskiy
Richmond on the Cheap contributor Denise Levitskiy is a Richmond, Virginia based thrifty mama and gardening enthusiast. She is a Virginia Commonwealth University graduate, had a writing stint as a Marine Corps civilian, and then switched professions to attend Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing. She recently paused her nursing career to be home with her boys and focus on her family’s homesteading dreams. You can follow her gardening and home improvement adventures on her Instagram account: @thisoldhouseishome.
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