Butterfly Exhibit at Smith-Gilbert Gardens Opens for the Season
June 25th, 2017 by Pam Davis
Smith-Gilbert Gardens will open their seasonal butterfly house, A Garden with Wings, on Tuesday, July 25. The exhibit will remain on display through September 16 (weather permitting) with extended hours on Saturdays in August. The exhibit will feature many native species including Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, Gulf Fritillaries and more. Visitors will enjoy experiencing the wonder of butterflies in all stages of life.
“We are excited to open our butterfly house again, with some fun new additions,” said Ann Parsons, Executive Director. “We’ve received great support from the Cobb Community Foundation’s IMPACT Grant and the Cobb EMC Foundation to enhance the exhibit this year and we look forward to showing our visitors more about these captivating insects!”
A Garden with Wings: Butterflies and Biodiversity is designed to engage school children, families, and all garden visitors in a fun and educational environment. The amazing variety of butterflies and the importance of their contribution to horticulture pollination makes this exhibit an ideal school field trip for classrooms in the metro area.
Visitors will also enjoy seeing the new Pollinator Garden featuring the Southern Living® Plant Collection adjacent to the butterfly house. Showcasing a wonderful pollinator-friendly collection donated by Southern Living®, this companion garden gives home-owners lots of ideas for plants to add to their own backyard.
Visit smithgilbertgardens.com or call 770-919-0248 for complete details. Smith-Gilbert Gardens is located at 2382 Pine Mountain Road in Kennesaw.