Plains, Georgia

(229) 824-4567


We hope you will join the trail


Friday, May 3, 2019

Plains Community Center

106 Main Street

Plains, GA  31780


  • Educational Sessions - Learn what you need to attract butterflies to your backyard or community garden.  See schedule below
  • Native Plant Sale - Plants provided by the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail, Vincent Gardens, Beech Hollow Farm, and Lazy K Nursery.  A limited number of the Rosalynn Carter Native Azaleas will  be available for purchase, too.
  • Talk to Plant Experts -  Learn which plants are best for your  garden.
  • Seed Swap - Bring a packet of homegrown seeds and swap for one you want.  Label your seed packs!
  • Silent Auction!
  • Door prizes!
  • Brunch


Download this waiting list registration form and submit it, if vacancies occur you will be contacted.



8:30 am:  Native Plant Sale and Silent Auction Begins

9:15 am: Welcome and Announcements


9:30am: SESSION 1

  • Designing Your Garden for Year Around Pleasure (The Four Season Garden) Presenter: Erica Glasener
  • Azalea Tips -  Presenter: Ernest Koone, Lazy K Nursery 
  • UGA Tips - How your Extension Agent can help you with your garden Presenter: Bill Starr,  UGA Extension Service for Sumter County, 
  • Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail Update - Presenter: Annette Wise, Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail, Program Director

  • Brunch, Plant Sale, Live Auction, Book Signing


11:30 am - 12:30pm: SESSION 2

  • Creating a Haven for Pollinators - Presenter: Erica Glasener
  • Closing remarks, Door Prizes and Announcement of Silent Auction Winners - Announcer: Annette Wise



Annette Wise


Program Director of the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail
and resident of Plains, GA.

Bill Starr


County Extension Coordinator as well as the Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent for Sumter County.

Erica Glasener


Senior Producer, Growing a Greener World, a PBS/CREATE TV series and TV Host/Producer, A Gardener's Diary, a HGTV series

Ernest Koone


The largest grower of native azaleas in the United States and also is a landscape designer for some very well-known gardens.