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Come visit our native wildflower garden in Gainesville, Florida! 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.

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.

Come along for a tour of the garden…