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  • Date: August 15, 2023
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Marijke’s Perennial Gardens Plus 1299 Robert Young Rd.
    Starksboro, VT 05487
  • Cost: $13.00
  • Deposits: Payment due at time of registration
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  • Deadlines: Reserve your spot now, only 19 spaces available!

Pollinators and Pollinator Plants in Action!

Birds, bees, butterflies and native plants have co-evolved over thousands of years. They depend on each other for survival. Do you love nature, with all the treasures that come with it?  We are excited to have Marijke Niles, owner and creator of Marijke’s Perennial Gardens Plus, take us on a tour of her extensive gardens. August is a busy pollinator month. Come and observe lots of interaction in her extensive pollinator gardens. Bring your questions!

This tour will interest gardeners as well as non-gardening nature admirers! Come find out for yourself and enjoy this special guided tour for inspiring and valuable information on planting gardens that you can enjoy all season!

“Magical, inspirational, different, heavenly, whimsical, paradise, a wonderful community of plants, bees, birds, and animals” …are some of the comments of visitors to Marijke’s Perennial Gardens Plus located in South Starksboro, Vermont.

Whether you are visiting her gardens for ideas, knowledge or are wanting to add to your own gardens, there is something for everyone. You can make purchases from a wide selection of hardy field-grown perennial plants, herbs, indoor succulents and much more.

Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Marijke inherited the Dutch passion and traditions for gardening and nature. Marijke is a certified Vermont Extension Master Gardener and a Vermont Master Composter. She is the recipient of the 2012 Vermont Master Gardener of the Year Award. She is a member of the board of directors for the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association, a member of the Vermont Flower Show committee and Central Display committee. Marijke is in high demand for talks and master classes.  Marijke is also an avid advocate of Art, Music and Dance. Her landscape focuses on color and beauty, creating stunning gardens in an incredible mountain setting.


  • Garden tour
  • Ice cream social
  • Tea & lemonade
  • Time on your own to explore the gardens