Native Plant Society of Texas

Pollinator Garden Assistance and Recognition Program

Hands reaching together to an important future. The Kerrville, Fredericksburg and Boerne Chapters of the Native Plant Society of Texas in close partnership with the Texas Master Naturalists, Hill Country Chapter are promoting small plot gardens to protect the life-giving foundation for pollinators.

Think cottage size gardens.

Pollinator gardens provide nectar and habitat for native pollinators. Your small garden will be alive with bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Native Plant Society volunteers are available to partner with you to:

      • discuss garden plan
      • recommend plants that will grow best on your site
      • provide advice and encouragement recognize and
      • reward your important contributions to pollinator conservation.

With this free community service to assist, you can develop a beautiful garden that helps protect pollinators and our native plants – the foundation of life in this ecosystem.


For more information and to request a volunteer consultation: Click HERE


Pollinator Gardens support Education in Action

The Doss School, a pre-K through 8th grade school in northern Gillespie County between Fredericksburg and Mason, is one of the first gardens recognized for being a pollinator champion. It is not a traditional small yard garden, but it is within the ability of young children to create and plant . . . with encouragement from friends.

The garden began as a science project led by Master Naturalists “Farmer Don” and “Farmer Sean”. Each student researched the plants that would bring in hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators for their school gardens.

Younger students drew pictures; older ones gave reports and created QR codes for visitors to learn about their plants. 

Through the spring, they dug their small plot, created marker stones, and determined where each plant would go. Everyone kept a journal of what they did and learned.

Richard Coleman from the Pollinator Garden and Assistance Program presented Doss School with their pollinator plaque September, 2018.