Due to the chance of storms, Butterflies & Blooms will be closed today (Saturday, July 20) and will reopen tomorrow (Sunday, July 21) at 10 am.

Garden Enthusiast

Bask in the beauty of butterflies and blooms.

Want to find what’s in bloom? Looking for new plants for your own garden? We’ve got you covered! Use this custom guide along with your Garden map for a quick tour.

Vanderperren English Cottage Garden

Stop at the Vanderperren English Cottage Garden & Rose Cottage (23) first for a vibrant and breathtaking mix of flowers, herbs and vegetables.

Then, walk through the Lux Foundation Upper Rose Garden (24) (and smell the roses) on your way to the Kress Oval Garden (21) to see a variety of seasonal perennials.

Cottage Concert

Vanderperren English Cottage Garden

Lilies & Some Shade

Head out to the Stumpf Belvedere (20) for a scenic view of the Partnership Gardens (18) including the All-America Selections trials. Then, continue down the blacktop hill. You’ll pass by the Daylily Display Garden (8) with more than 200 types of daylilies (usually in bloom in July!) and walk through the Meyer Bridge (9) to get to the King Shade Garden (17).

This area features the beautiful Spring House Ruin, the secluded Jenquine Pavilion & Overlook Garden (16) and an oasis of more than 275 kinds of hostas and other shade-loving plants.

Butterflies & Blooms

Once you hike back out of the King Shade Garden, head to the right to experience our summer exhibit, Butterflies & Blooms (13). See butterflies fluttering all around you, learn how you can best support pollinators and get inspired to plant a pollinator garden back home.

Need a drink of water or a bathroom break? The Stumpf Hobbit House (14) is directly across from the butterfly house.

flowers in grand garden

The Schneider Family Grand Garden boasts a variety of native flowers and plants.

Veggies & Native Plants

It’s time to head back to the Fischer Visitor Center (1): You have two path options.

More Things to Do

The summer months bring a renewed sense of growth and beauty to the Garden. Discover new varieties of annuals and perennials, stroll by soothing herbs in our spa garden, grow your green thumb during educational programs and help support pollinators in your own back yards by exploring the plants they love in the pollinator garden that’s part of our Butterflies & Blooms exhibit.

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