Welcome!

You are in the right place! The Cheshire Pollinator Pathway took a patch along the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail across from the Lock 12 Historic Site parking lot and turned it into a stunning garden. It's eye-candy to all who use the trail and those driving by.

The main takeaway is that it is mostly native, "straight-species" plants. These are the very grasses, flowers and shrubs that our native insects need to survive. This garden took two years from start to finish. Maintenance is forever. That means tending to various needs such as deadheading, weeding, watering and seed collection, etc. We have a phenomenal group of people who give their time. We appreciate any assist. Our Volunteers sign up for what they would like and what they can do. We all learn from one another and enjoy the garden. If you would like to help in some way, we'd be happy to hear from you.