United States of America, Illinois, Cook County, Winnetka
Winnetka Butterfly Garden (Winnetka, Illinois)
This 80 by 14 foot butterfly garden in the commercial district of Winnetka was planned and executed by members of the Garden Guild of Winnetka, a club affiliated with the Garden Club of America. The garden is in Dwyer Park, a public park owned and maintained (except for the garden) by the Winnetka Park District. The garden was begun in 1998 and formally dedicated in 2000. The park district prepared the soil and assisted in planting the trees and large shrubs. The guild installed a watering system, planted all plant material, and maintains the garden. The garden was designed by a guild member, while the guild's conservation committee researched the plant material and its civic committee handled relations with the park district. The original budget was $10,000, with $3,000 additional each year for new plants. The guild gives tours for schoolchildren and has prepared lesson plans for teachers. The garden is a beautiful addition to downtown Winnetka.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Crowe, Liz (landscape designer, 1998); and the Garden Guild of Winnetka (planners, funders, and gardeners, 1998 to date).
The folder includes a worksheet, a garden plan, and a plant list.