Family Garden Spot

Facebook Live Event

  • Friday, June 4, 2021 – 10:30 am11:00 am

Coming to you live from the Arboretum gardens! It's a special delivery of gardening tidbits each month! Join us the first Friday of the month to hear about the month's topic and get a preview of other family programs and activities that are coming up this month.

June's Spotlight—Butterflies

We love our colorful visitors that flutter around the gardens. Join Ms. Elizabeth as she tries to find a butterfly in the gardens to celebrate our month's theme of butterflies!

Please join us on the JC Raulston Arboretum Facebook page to watch the program live.

Bring June's Theme Alive at Home with a Garden Activity Kit

Each month we create an activity kit for families to connect with the month's theme. June's Garden Activity Kit features The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies by Kay Barnham and illustrated by Maddie Frost.

In addition to the book, June's Garden Activity Kit contains a hardy Dutchman's pipe plant (Aristolochia fimbriata) for all your hungry pipevine swallowtail caterpillars, supplies to create your own caterpillar rearing cage, a butterfly suncatcher craft to enjoy as you wait for butterflies, a butterfly net (can not be shipped), and a guide to the most common butterflies seen at the Arboretum.

Limited number of kits are available for $20. Shipping is available for an additional fee. Visit our online registration e-store to order yours today!

Online event via Facebook.
Please contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator, at for more information about this program.