Florida Museum of Natural History

Florida Wildflower and Butterfly Garden

Come visit our native wildflower garden in Gainesville, FL! Planted in fall 2006 next to the west side of the McGuire Center at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, the garden beckons visitors to imagine how they could transform their yards into an inviting and colorful, yet practical and water-saving, mecca for butterflies and other wildlife.

Garden photo 1 Jeff Caster, vice-chair, Florida Wildflower Advisory Council, right, with Jaret Daniels, assistant professor of entomology, McGuire Center, plant the state wildflower, Coreopsis, at the wildflower garden dedication on October 14, 2006

Garden photo 2 Butterfly festival goers flock to the new wildflower garden at the October 2006 dedication.

The Florida Wildflower Council appropriated funds from the Florida wildflower license tag revenue for the garden, this website, an accompanying brochure, and a wildflower and butterfly display in the Florida Museum of Natural History. The display shows the life cycles of four butterflies and depicts how the plants they use change in appearance over the four seasons.

Exhibit photo "Life Cycles in Your Garden," Florida Museum of Natural History

Come along for a photographic tour of the garden...

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