Tufts Pollinator Gardens

So far, we have planted three pollinator gardens on the Medford/Somerville campus. If you check them out and see a pollinator, let us know!

Thanks to everyone who helped us plant!

574 Boston Ave


Tisch Library


Biology Research Garden seeded in winter, blooming Spring 2020!


Some of the plants you can find in our pollinator gardens:

  • foxglove beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)
  • wild bee balm (Monarda fistulosa)
  • purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)
  • false indigo (Baptisia australis)
  • goldenrod (Solidago spp.)
  • great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
  • New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)
  • joe-pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
  • marsh phlox (Phlox glaberrima)
  • New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
  • smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)
  • swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
  • butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • wild senna (Senna hebecarpa)
  • white turtlehead (Chelone glabra)
  • anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)