The Butterfly garden was developed in 1996 after volunteer Ed Matthews expressed an interest in sharing plants that were attractive to butterflies.
Built on a hillside, this sunny garden is perfect habitat for butterflies who love the warmth. This garden is planted in masses of sun-loving shrubs, perennials and annuals that provide a nectar source for visiting butterflies.
Asclepias (milkweed), the food source for Monarch butterflies, is planted in a caged area. This provides a protected area where Monarch butterflies lay its eggs on this plant. Like all habitat gardens, pesticides should not be used as it can kill off both insects and butterflies who visit.