Family Garden Spot

Garden Spotlight

  • Friday, June 18, 2021 – 10:30 am11:00 am

Keeping our theme going throughout the month, the Garden Spotlight resources will guide your explorations outside in your yard, on your walks around the neighborhood, or at a local garden or park. Aimed to teach and spark your family's interest in the month's topic, this free printable resource is available for you to download and print at home. We hope you'll use it to learn and explore together.

June's Spotlight—Butterflies

We love butterflies in the garden, and they love our gardens! In this month's spotlight, we follow a pipevine swallowtail as it goes through its life cycle in the gardens.

Printable resource will be available here on the day of the program for families to print out at home and use in their home gardens. Print out your copy of this month's Garden Spotlight.

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 $20.00. Shipping is available for an additional fee. Visit our online registration e-store to order yours today!

Online resource available on web site.
Please contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator, at for more information about this program.