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Seasonal Festivals

Green Things & Butterfly Wings
Friday May 4, 2012 - Thursday August 30, 2012

The Summer 2012 exhibit at the Garden is Green Things & Butterfly Wings! Thirty-five hand-painted five-and-a-half foot butterflies will be scattered throughout the Garden, each one hand-painted by a local or regional artist. Additionally, 25 painted and “baked” bisque ceramic frogs will “float” in the pond, Aquatic Garden or Encore Garden.  Other “green” features include the summer’s sustainable programming leading up to our 4th annual Green U: A Festival for the Environment on Saturday, August 25th.

The summer exhibit kicks off on Saturday, May 5, with the opening of the butterfly house and a party in the Children’s Garden. We’ll get the party started with music and games from Steve Metz of Metropolitan DJ, as well as some incredibly talented face painters  and classically trained butterfly dancers. The butterfly artists will also be on hand to answer questions about their butterflies and to display their other works of art.