This is the second garden on the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail established in Plains in 2013 on the Carter’s grounds.
The Carter Roadside Garden has public viewing with a shaded area, historic marker and bench. The garden changes with the seasons. Nectar and host plants for butterflies common in our area are at this site. Native milkweed for Monarch butterflies is an important part of this garden. Swamp milkweed, aquatic and tuberosa are located on the east side of the garden. Native plants as well as annuals are included in this garden. The annuals help with burst of color plus nectar while the native plants supply nectar from early spring through frost.
When developing a butterfly garden it is important to offer nectar and host plants as close to year round as possible. Information on establishing butterfly gardens is located under Resources on our website.