In recognition of National Pollinator Week (June 18th – 24th), Lowe’s Greenhouses, Florist and Gift Shop will host a Butterfly Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and 24th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what can be done to protect them.
The two-day Festival features a butterfly house filled with pollinator plants and butterflies, children’s craft activities, pollinator speakers, Jackpot Chicken food truck and more. A Grand Butterfly Release will take place on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Lifelong Geauga resident Annette Slane, known throughout the region as the Monarch Momma, will present “Multiplying Monarchs: The process of planting milkweed, collecting, raising, and tagging of monarchs,” on Saturday, June 23rd at 12:00 p.m.
On Sunday, June 24th, at 1:00 p.m., Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteer Chris Pappas will present “Helping Pollinators in Your Garden.” Pappas, a local veterinarian, has taken Pollinator Specialty training through The Ohio State University and serves as an ambassador for Certified Wildlife Friendly Habitats with the National Wildlife Foundation.
Raffle tickets ($20) to win a butterfly garden, designed and installed by Lowe’s Greenhouses and valued at $1,800, will be sold to benefit the Foundation for Geauga Parks.
Advance registration is necessary for the children’s butterfly craft ($10). To register, go to
Lowe’s Greenhouse. For more information about the Butterfly Festival, please call Lowe’s Greenhouse at 440-543-5123 or visit Lowe’s Greenhouse.
Lowe’s Greenhouse is an independent garden center and is not affiliated with the national chain Lowe’s in any way.