Planting Your Garden

Sarah Bergmann's Vision

The original pollinator pathway, conceived by Sarah Bergmann and  located near Seattle University, is made up of plantings in front yards and along strips of land between the sidewalk and the street, creating a pathway of continuous gardens.

Pollinator Pathway

The pollinator pathway idea has now become a global movement. The current approach is to plant continuous corridors of native pesticide-free plantings that are friendly to pollinators. Connecting our yards, parks, orchards and trails creates a continuous pathway for pollinators.
Our goal at Pollinator Pathway NW is to encourage and support individual efforts to plant pollinator friendly gardens, and to educate people on how we can all support pollinators by planting native plants, avoiding pesticides and protecting nesting habitats. Pollinator Pathway NW is one of many projects representing regions and towns all over the country that are linked to the national organization, and organized and supported by volunteers.

Are you ready to start your own project? Follow our guidelines for planting your own pollinator garden, and then add it to our map. View gardens on the pollinator pathway in the Pacific Northwest and across the country.