Join us for The Garden’s 3rd Annual Butterfly Festival! 

Enjoy an exciting day filled with activities for all ages to celebrate the beginning of butterfly season in the Butterfly Pavilion at The Garden.

The festival highlights the important role butterflies and other pollinators play in our ecosystem and how visitors can attract and support butterflies in their home gardens using drought-tolerant plants. A large selection of native milkweed and other plants butterflies love will be on sale.

Admission: $5 (18+years), $1 (3-17 years), Garden Members Free

Scheduled Activities

9:30am             Story time with Miss Metamorphosis in the Gazebo
10:00am           Docent-Led Garden Tour
10:30am           Workshop – Butterflies of San Diego
10:30am           Photos with Miss Metamorphosis on Amphitheater stage
11:00am           Pollinator Party in the Amphitheater – Get Your Bug On!
11:30am             Workshop – Coexisting with Wildlife
12:00pm           Docent-Led Garden Tour
12:30pm           Workshop – Gardening for Pets
12:30pm           Story time with Miss Metamorphosis in the Gazebo
1:00-2:30pm    Bubble Time at the Gazebo

On-Going Activities

  • Tours of the Butterfly Pavilion
  • Butterfly Releases*
  • Butterfly Discovery Lab and Kids’ Activities
  • Butterfly Experts, Booths and Workshops
  • Plant Sales and Craft Vendors
  • Food Trucks and Bake Sale

*Release a Butterfly experience includes butterfly and glass chrysalis pendant.  Cost is $20 per person.

Online ticket purchasing is closed, but tickets are available at door. 

We hope to see you in The Garden!

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