FOLLOW THE MONARCH

There are a couple of web sites that I highly recommend to find out more about the Monarch Butterfly. 

Check out Monarch Watch if you are interested in planting a Monarch Way Station or learn more about tagging as a citizen scientist. 

Check out Journey North to find out where the monarchs are at any given time. This is a very kid friendly site.

We offer a 90 minute presentation on the Monarch Butterfly and are available to speak at your meetings. Perfect for a garden club, conservation commission, civic group or community program. 

Learn about the life-cycle of the monarch, their amazing migration, the reason for their decline and what we can do about it. We also show how we tag monarchs for research and explain how to start your own milkweed patch and butterfly habitat. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a program. 

MONARCH PRESENTATION

OUR HOURS:

Self-Service Farm Stand:  

May 5 - November 4, 2018

9 AM - 6 PM 


Fresh Flowers:

early June  - 1st frost


Birthday Parties: 

May - November


Leaf Stone Workshops:

late-May to Aug. 30th


Garden Tours:

June 16 - early September


Check the Events tab for

our scheduled events.

6th Annual MONARCH FESTIVAL
Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2018

9 AM - 4PM, rain or shine

$5 suggested donation for adults, kids are free!

This summer has been a good one for the monarch butterfly in our region. Many have reported sightings of butterflies and found eggs and caterpillars on milkweed. We have a lot to celebrate, but the Monarchs are not out of the woods yet. Come learn about the things we can do to help them, and all insects and pollinators.


VENDORS:

Hazel Moon Botanicals  Marie Davis

​Handcrafted natural body care, safely using essential oils. 


​Tanglewood Hollow  Allyson Speake

Nature-based education materials to help children connect to the natural world


Carolyn Cutler Hughes Books 

Children's Book Author


Butterfly Story Time on the hour from 10-3. 

KIDS - Wear your wings!! 


* Observe our caterpillar rearing tent; we'll do Monarch tagging demonstrations (if we have any Monarchs emerging that day).
* Fun games and activities for kids in our Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.
* Visit our "Monarch Maternity Ward" garden to search for Monarch eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, and butterflies.
* Tour our 25 Theme Gardens with 300 varieties of flowers, vegetables, herbs and native plants. 
* Learn about the plight of the Monarch at our "Monarch Education Station."
* Learn about Butterfly Gardening and see our Monarch Way Station.
* Bring your gardening questions and ask a Master Gardener.
* Take a selfie in the Monarch "photo booth!"
* Walk on our .6 miles of nature trails, and learn to identify 20 native tree species.

* Walk the Tale Trail to read a book about insects and pollinators
* Visit the garden and craft shop at our farm stand.
* Free Milkweed seeds available while supplies last.


Check back for additional information about the Festival as we get closer to the day of the event. 


​Look for the “Monarch” signs to direct you to 126 Baptist Rd. Please leave pets at home. Carpooling is encouraged. We hope to see you there!