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Butterfly Garden

There are a bevy of beautiful butterflies fluttering in to visit QBG’s new Butterfly Garden!

Created by students of the Lowell School under the supervision of Maureen Regan, Horticultural Therapist, the Butterfly Garden was completed in June 2013.  

Though the plants are still young, their flowers have already been doing their job attracting a variety of butterflies including Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, and White Cabbage Moths.  “Chairs” created from fallen tree trunks offer visitors a great spot to relax and watch the show.

Creating such a garden is an easy way to see more butterflies and help these beautiful creatures, as much of their natural habitat has been lost to development.  Installing native plant species offers food for growing caterpillars and adult butterflies, while providing protection and a place to lay eggs for future butterfly generations.

Plant List

Alcea rosea ‘Chater’s Purple' Lathyrus latifolius
Aquilegia ‘Origami Mix’ Lavendula angustifolia ‘Provence’
Asclepias curassavica Lithodora diffusa ‘Grace Ward’
Buddelia davidii ‘Summer Beauty’ Lobelia erinus ‘Techno Heat Electric Blue’
Campanula punctata ‘Cherry Bells’ Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Astra Blue’
Coreopsis rosea ‘American Dream’ Sagina subulata
Dianthus ‘Crimson Eye’ Salvia splendens ‘Vista Purple’
Echinacea purpurea ‘Primadonna Deep Rose’ Salvia x sylvestris ‘May Night’
Foeniculum vulgare Salvia x sylvestris ‘Snow Hill’
Geum ‘Blazing Sunset’ Stokesia laevis ‘Honeysong Purple’
Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’ Syringa meyeri
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Cayman Wind’ Tagetes spp.
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Trinidad Wind’ Veronica spicata ‘Red Fox’
Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’ Zinnia ‘Cut and Come Again’
Lamium maculatum ‘Shell Pink’ Zinnia ‘State Fair Mix’
Lantana ‘Pot of Gold’ Zinnia ‘Thumbelina
Lantana ‘Sunrise Rose’  




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