"Butterfly Gardening – learn how to help save the Monarchs, right in your backyard – leave with some milkweed seeds to help you get started!” Alice Ely, flower aficionado, master gardener, certified Monarch Habitat creator, and mother of Monarchs, wants to show you how to bring a bevy of butterflies to your garden.
Bring your garden to life and help save some of Earth’s loveliest creatures. Learn the four ‘musts’ to creating a mini-haven for Monarchs.
Master Gardener Alice Ely has been instrumental in creating and/or inspiring many Monarch-friendly habitats in Fairfield County, by speaking to groups and coaching individual gardeners, sharing her home-grown milkweed seeds and seedlings, and providing hands-on help and counsel to young and old who want to know more about welcoming Monarchs and other pollinators into their gardens.
Alice completed the University of Connecticut Master Gardener Program in 2017, serves as Chair of the Grounds and Gardens Committee at Westport’s Wakeman Town Farm, and was recognized for her work in creating a Monarch waystation at Westport’s Community Gardens, with the 2018 Butterfly Ecosystem Royalty award. She has been gardening for more than 30 years, and her own garden is a certified Monarch waystation.
Location: Silver Educational Center at the Bartlett Arboretum
Cost: $30 Non-Member and $20 Member
To learn about the complete Backyard Gardening Series, please click here.