Our certified pollinator garden at Tucker Rec Center demonstrates the cultivation of host and nectar plants that support the complete life cycle of butterflies. Established in 2008 as a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardener project, the Tucker Butterfly Garden is maintained by a devoted group of trained Master Gardener Volunteers. The purpose of the garden is to provide a habitat for the complete life cycle of southeastern butterflies and to educate the garden visitor about these beautiful creatures and the plants that support them.
In 2015 the garden was extended to showcase Native Plants that are beautifully suited for use in our suburban landscape. These easy-care plants are identified as superior alternatives to common non-natives. Both gardens are accessible by mulched pathways, and plants are identified by their botanical and common names
We would love to have you join us at one of our workdays to learn more about butterflies and how you can provide a habitat on your property for many species, Tucker Butterfly Garden's workdays are the fourth Thursday of each month, excluding December and January. We hope to see you in the garden soon!