Zoo’s Best Plants for Pollinators After more than 25 years of trialing plants, The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden knows which plants grow and look best in our region. By focusing that list to the plants that benefit pollinators the most, we have created the Zoo’s Best Plants for Pollinators Plant Series. We would also like to recommend some of our favorite plants that are great garden plants which may minimally support pollinators. We’re calling these Zoo’s Best Plants. Working with local plant growers, we are introducing a Zoo-branded line of plants which gardeners can recognize as easy to grow, beautiful, and pollinator-friendly plants. These can be found at many independent local garden centers. A portion of the proceeds from every purchase will support further plant trialing at the Zoo. We also invite you to join us in increasing pollinator habitat in Cincinnati by taking the Plant for Pollinators Challenge. You can provide beautiful, vital habitat and enjoy colorful blooms all season that bring many beautiful butterflies to your yard. It’s easy to do. Whether planting just a few pots or a larger garden, you can do real conservation at home to support our pollinator friends as they do their job to keep our environment healthy. Together, we can make a big difference for our littlest friends and most important neighbors! For more information about the Zoo’s Best Plants For Pollinators Program, contact us at: [email protected] Click here to read more about the importance of gardening with pollinator friendly plants in an article featuring the Cincinnati Zoo from Garden Center Magazine.