Thursday, August 20, 2020

Butterfly Gardens taking root in Plymouth area parks

Kellogg Park
The City of Plymouth has some new residents and neighbors have welcomed them to the community.
Butterfly gardens have been installed in Kellogg Park, Lion's Club Park and the Knights of Columbus Park in the city. The plants and flowers blooming add color to the park and create a habitat for butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators. Each of the gardens includes host plants and pollinator perennials including Coneflowers, Black Eyed Susans, Daisies, Bee Balm, Phlox, Swamp Week, butterfly Weed, Wildflowers, Dill and Fennel, officials said. The garden projects were led by Department of Municipal Services Operations Technician Dave Cirilli.

Lions Club Park
Knights of Columbus Park
“The parks are such a great asset to the city,” he said. “We wanted to make them even better by helping the environment and beautifying the city.”
The Kellogg Park garden was completed in summer 2019 and is a certified Monarch Waystation. The Lion's Club Park garden was finished early this summer and includes a wide variety of host plants and perennials. The Knights of Columbus Park garden was finished in last month and includes hydrangeas and other pollinator-friendly plants. Anyone interested in learning more about the butterfly gardens or helping to establish additional gardens, can contact the municipal services office at or join the Plymouth Pollinators group on Facebook.
Other information on butterfly gardens can be found at