On Friday, June 25th, and Saturday, June 26th, the Lower Shore Land Trust (LSLT) will hold their first-ever Garden Tour. The tour will be self-guided and cover nine Pollinator-Friendly gardens across Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.


Visit beautiful gardens located throughout the Lower Shore and gain inspiration and resources to incorporate native plants in your own gardening projects. LSLT strives to promote good health and habitat for a variety of pollinators in urban and suburban settings on the Lower Shore by encouraging conservation landscaping. LSLT manages a certification program to provide resources for people who wish to implement practices that support pollinator habitat. Residential, suburban and rural properties are all important across the landscape in providing critical habitat for pollinators and other wildlife.


This inaugural event will support efforts to increase pollinator habitat, promote the use of native landscaping, raise awareness for the benefits of pollinators and promote the LSLT Pollinator Certification Program. Featured gardens reflect a variety of garden styles beneficial to butterflies, pollinating insects and birds.


A highlight of the Pollinator Garden Tour will be the raffle of “Beehives and Butterflies”, an original oil painting by artist Laura Jenkins valued at $750. The painting conveys the artist’s eye for color and love for nature. Raffle tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50. See the painting online or visit the Lower Shore Land Trust Conservation Center in Snow Hill during the Garden Tour.

Tickets for the tour are $25 in advance or $30 day-of. They can be purchased online at www.lowershorelandtrust.org. For sponsorship opportunities or more information call 443-234-5587 or email info@lowershorelandtrust.org.

The Lower Shore Land Trust is a nationally accredited 501(C)(3) nonprofit that is dedicated to preserving rural lands, promoting vibrant towns, and to building a healthier and more connected Eastern Shore.