You are invited to register your pollinator friendly garden.


Rosalynn Carter in front of staircase

Rosalynn Carter

Meet the Former First Lady

Rosalynn Carter with sign

Garden Lists

It starts at Mrs. Carter's home in Plains. Is your garden on the list?

Join the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail

Join the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail®

Attract Monarch butterflies to your backyard and learn how to join the Trail

Challenges for Monarch Butterflies

Find out why they are in decline.

Your Garden

Create a pollinator friendly garden

Our Mission

To increase pollinator habitat and educate the public

Visit Us

You are invited to join the trail!

The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail, Inc.®

P.O. Box 10, Plains, GA 31780

(229) 824-4567

Public gardens in Plains, Georgia

Container gardens and in ground gardens at the corner of Main Street and Hudson Street. Our gardens are small and maintained by the businesses that registered them.

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Rosalynn Smith Carter 1927-2023

The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail Board of Directors is saddened to share the news of the passing of Rosalynn Carter. She touched millions of people through her work with The Carter Center and the Rosalynn Carter Institute. Her love for nature was the inspiration behind the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail.

The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail was created February 2013. It began as one garden at President and Mrs. Carter’s home in Plains, Georgia. She had read an article in a local magazine about the decline in Monarch butterflies. As a child she remembered playing outside with butterflies fluttering around her mother’s flowerbeds and native tuberosa milkweed growing behind their home. These fond memories led to a phone call to Annette Wise. After sharing the article and expressing her desire to have a pollinator garden, Annette was asked to help her. The location for the pollinator garden was selected and work began.