Butterflies in the Garden - 2017


March 15 through April 30, 2017

We are looking forward to another great season of

"Butterflies in the Garden"

NOTE: Public visiting hours are limited to 2pm to 4pm, Monday - Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

All other times are booked with school groups.

in the Indoor 4-H Children's Garden! Visitors will be able to:

  • Witness the flight of a Zebra Longwing,
  • Find eggs hidden on host plants in the garden,
  • Look at larva munching on leaves,
  • Watch as a an adult emerges from its' chrysalis!

With over 25 theme gardens there is always something new to discover!

Public Visiting Hours

Monday - Friday: 2pm to 4pm

NOTE: All other weekday times are booked with visiting classes.


April 3 - 7: Open to the Public from 1 to 4pm, M-F. There will be special activities for visitors that week.


The Horticulture Garden parking meters are a cash/credit system. Parking can be paid at the meter and the machines accept both credit and U.S. coins. The charge for parking is $1.80 per hour. All major credit cards accepted.

Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

Please note that strollers are not allowed in the Butterfly House because the space is so small. Kindly park strollers in the hallway just outside the Butterfly House.


Free parking

NOTE: Butterflies will be closed Easter Sunday, April 16.

Butterfly Day - 2017

Families, friends, everyone is welcome to attend!

Saturday, April 15, 10 am - noon

Join us for a fun family program that celebrates butterflies! We will have numerous activities to engage kids of all ages in learning about our flying friends! Explore the Indoor Garden on a butterfly hunt and conduct a scientific investigation, make wings of your favorite butterfly, play a few fluttering games and have an afternoon of fun!

Cost: $5 per child, free parking.

To register on-line, click here.

To register by phone call: 517-353-0452.


Imagine bringing your curriculum to life through observing butterflies laying eggs, larvae lunching on leaves, adults emerging from their pupae and your students brimming with interesting questions! Come to the garden and participate in one our engaging butterfly field trips. Click here for more information or download an application to send to us today!

Volunteers are needed

If you are someone that loves working with children and are passionate about plants and butterflies, consider signing up to volunteer for "Butterflies in the Garden." Docents are needed to lead field trips and to interpret the garden for visitors on the weekend.

Click on the Volunteer tab above for volunteer training dates and information. Or give Jessica a call at 517-353-0452.