The Butterfly Garden

There’s a Community Butterfly Garden in Hobe Sound that is home to over 200 species of Florida-native plants — most of which are intentionally planted to attract butterflies.

The butterfly garden had not been tended to for a couple of years, so we donated our time and landscape crew to make sure this tiny park is attractive to both butterflies and people!

Spring is the perfect time to walk and relax among Zebra Longwings and Swallowtails, Viceroy, Monarch, Queens, Peacocks, and other butterflies and moths that are attracted to this special place in Zeus park.

What is a Zebra Longwing?
Click here to learn to identify our South Florida’s Butterflies.

The Butterfly Park is the inspiration of The GFWC Hobe Sound Woman’s Club, a nonprofit volunteer organization focused on providing civic, educational and charitable benefits to the local community, particularly for children, women, and of course, butterflies. These photos were taken shortly after our recent spring cleanup where we cleaned out beds, pruned and trimmed bushes and trees, and laid fresh mulch throughout.

Visitors can stroll along a short walking path among the plants or just sit and watch at a picnic table under the trees.

Plant labels help make a visit to the Butterfly Park an educational experience for kids and grownups alike. Butterflies are picky when it comes to choosing where to lay their eggs, and just as choosy about where they dine on nectar. The Butterfly Park provides for their feeding needs, and also gives them a place to shelter during heavy rains.

This little critter checked in on the work. We think he approved. The Butterfly Park is located in Hobe Sound where Olympus meets Adonis and Venus in the NW quadrant of historic Zeus Park. Parking is free. Volunteers may be needed for continuing park maintenance. If you are interested, we suggest that you contact Belinda Lowe (772) 634-0194 with the Woman’s Club of Hobe Sound.

June is Pollinator Month. Learn how gardens and nursery plants play an important role in pollinator conservation from NICH, the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture.