Thursday, July 21, 2011

Butterflies Return to Garfield Park Conservatory

Wander on over to the gazebo room at the Garfield Park Conservatory Saturday (23 July) through 7 August for "Backyard Butterflies".

This Indy Parks summer exhibit features native butterflies in free flight among butterfly-friendly flowers and plants.

Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission for this event is $3 per person or $8 per family.

If you want to participate in these special programs (below), register first by calling 317:327-PARK.

Metamorphosis Monday – Learn about butterflies and their interesting lifecycle and characteristics. Participants will create a fun craft and search the garden for colorful bugs. 10-11 a.m. Monday (25 July). Ages 3+; cost is 5 per child and $3 per adult (includes admission to exhibit).

Butterfly Gardening
– Find out more about putting a backyard butterfly garden at your home. Learn what plants work best and what other features to consider when planning your space. 2-3 p.m. 31 July. Ages 18+; $3 per person.

Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden is located on the near southeast side of Indianapolis at 2505 Conservatory Drive in the 2400 block of South Shelby Street. The Conservatory is open daily and is alive with tropical plants, waterfalls and fish. Hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Daily admission is $1 per person. For information on these or other Conservatory events, go online.

(Photo courtesy of Trish Splonko)

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