The seasonal butterfly house is open at Smith-Gilbert Gardens. The exhibit features native species, including monarchs, black swallowtails and Gulf fritillaries. Butterflies can be viewed at all stages of life.
“We are excited to open our butterfly house again, with some fun new additions,” said Ann Parsons, executive director of Smith-Gilbert Gardens. “We’ve received great support from the Cobb Community Foundation’s IMPACT Grant and the Cobb EMC Foundation to enhance the exhibit this year, and we look forward to showing our visitors more about these captivating insects!”
A Garden With Wings is designed to engage school children, families and all garden visitors in a fun and educational environment. The exhibit’s new Pollinator Garden features pollinator plants donated by Southern Living.
The butterfly house is open through Sept. 16, weather permitting. Garden hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Hours are extended until 7 p.m. Saturdays in August. The exhibit is included with garden admission. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for children ages 5 and younger. Garden members are admitted free.
Smith-Gilbert Gardens, located at 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw, is a city of Kennesaw botanical garden. The 16-acre property includes more than 3,000 species of plants. For more information, go to smithgilbertgardens.com or call 770-919- 0248.