Ardsley Pollinator Pathway

Making significant change, one yard at a time.  

The May Cross Pollination Newsletter can be accessed here.


New Public Pollinator Gardens Installed at Hart's Brook Park and Preserve on May 4!

A good time was had by all on May 4 while creating two beautiful new garden spaces at Hart’s Brook Park and Preserve. What a work team we had – more was accomplished than we had ever hoped for by these energetic teams. 

The results were both astounding and beautiful. We can’t thank these teams enough for all they did – and did with such good humor and energy.

We want to extend our deep appreciation and gratitude to Greenburgh Parks and Recreation, and in particular to Bobby Breen, Sav DeGiorgio and Steve Stolarski. Their support and enthusiasm for these new gardens has been unwavering.  Thank you for providing the new garden areas, for bulldozing them, for supplying all the preparation materials for sheet mulching and, finally, for the critical items that make it all possible: water, tools, wheelbarrows, and the native plants for the larger new garden. Thank you so much! This ongoing partnership produces beautiful results.

We also wish to express our continued gratitude to Bronx River/Sound Shore Audubon for the grants to make these projects happen on this scale. This year they facilitated the purchase of hundreds of plugs from our native plant vendor. The birds sang their appreciation all day.   

Thank you all. The results speak for themselves. Without you it could not have happened. Enjoy the gardens!

Before pictures as well as installation pictures can be found by clicking here.  

Upcoming Events

Join Our Public Garden Maintenance Team!

Three wonderful native plant pollinator gardens were created in the spring of 2022. One at the Ardsley Public Library, one at AFV Park and one at Hart's Brook Park and Preserve. These gardens are fueled by volunteers to create, install and maintain the gardens. They will not be maintained in any way by Greenburgh or Ardsley. So, we need YOU for the 2024 season! It is a fun team and many friendships were made 2022 - 2023.

Please click here to fill out the survey concerning your willingness and preferences. Thank you so much!


Ardsley is one of a few municipalities in North America in 2023 and 2022 that earned the Leadership Circle Achievement for the National Wildlife Federation's Mayors Monarch Pledge.  Cities and municipalities in the program commit each year to support endangered monarch butterflies by creating habitat and educating residents on how to make a difference at home or in their community. 

Ardsley is proud to support our beloved monarch butterflies and to have again earned the Leadership Circle honor. Ardsley is now part of an expanding North American network of cities working to create habitat in public parks, public landscaping, vacant lots, roadsides, medians, green roofs, backyard gardens and open spaces throughout the entire community.

For easy steps you can take to help monarch butterflies in your yard see the November Cross Pollination News - The Monarch Edition.

Introducing Our New Mailbox Gardens How-To Guides

You asked for it and we created it - a step- by- step guide to create a pollinator garden. We give you the design, the materials and quantities you'll need, and the list of plants. Four different garden sizes in each guide. You buy the plants, dig them in, and watch them grow. Check them out - it's easy!

Full-Part Sun Pollinator Wildflower Mailbox Gardens

Full to Part Sun Pollinator Grass and Sedge Mailbox Gardens

Part Shade Pollinator Mailbox Gardens

Full to Part Sun Monarch Butterfly Mailbox Garden 



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Our Mission

The Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Project's mission is to raise awareness, educate, and encourage the participation of Ardsley’s residents, businesses, government, and other organizations in the creation and maintenance of healthy pollinator habitats in the Village of Ardsley.

 The world’s community of pollinators is in crisis. 

There are numerous causes for this decline, with habitat loss and pesticide use at the top. 

Conservation techniques work! When homeowners, governmental agencies and private businesses commit to expanding pollinator-friendly, pesticide-free habitats, we will change the future for pollinators and secure our own. We encourage your home to become a node on a path through Ardsley

 No effort is too small! We need your help. They need your help. 

Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Map 

 View our growing pathway that will connect us  with other communities. Add your own pollinator garden to the map. Click on the purple flower pins to learn more about each steppingstone in our pathway.

Visit the Ardsley CAN by 2030! website to learn more about how you can easily reduce your carbon footprint and make small changes to act sustainably.