Plant Pollinator Program

Butterflies of Atlanta

The Garden is partnering with the Butterfly Conservation Initiative and the Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership to address native pollinator conservation.

Late summer is an ideal time at the Garden to observe butterflies. As visitors walk the paths they will observe a flight of vibrant color above the blooming plant displays from butterflies such as Papilionidae (Tiger Swallowtail, Pipevine Swallowtail, Black Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail), Pieridae (Orange Sulphur, Cloudless Sulphur, Sleepy Orange, Cabbage White), Lycaenidae (Red-banded hairstreak), Nymphalidae (Common Buckeye, Gulf Fritillary, Variegated Fritillary), and Hesperiidae (Common Checkered Skipper, Horace’s Duskywing, Silverspotted Skipper, Clouded Skipper).