This June is Butterfly Month at California Botanic Garden!
It’s always exciting to see the vibrant colors and fluttering movement of a butterfly in the garden. With an abundance of native plants, California Botanic Garden provides a home to the many native species of butterflies of this region. As we enjoy the beautiful blooms of the season, we are also reminded of the close relationships that plants have with their pollinators.

We have activities for all ages, including a butterfly passport activity, photo contest and special talks and workshops! Come visit the Garden and celebrate butterflies and other pollinators with us this June!


Butterfly Month Photo Contest

All Month!

As part of Butterfly Month here at California Botanic Garden this April, we’re having a butterfly photo contest! We invite photographers and photo-takers of all ages to capture our fluttering friends at the Garden. Be sure to share your photos on Instagram and Facebook using #ButterfliesOfCalBG and tag us so we can share your photos on our social media accounts!


Butterfly Month Passport

All Month!

Starting June 2, come flutter through the garden on a butterfly adventure! Follow the stages of the monarch butterfly’s life cycle as you learn about many other native butterflies and the California native plants they love. Grab a copy of the activity sheet at the Admissions Kiosk (limited copies will be available) or download and print out a copy below to bring along on your next visit to the Garden.


Habitat Gardening for Butterflies

June 12

Join us virtually on Saturday, June 12 at 11am as Evan Green, Horticulturist at CalBG, walks us through all things butterflies! Understand the basic biology of butterflies and which species you are most likely to spot in Southern California. Gain insight into how to best use California native plants in your garden to support butterfly populations, which plant species will provide nectar for adult butterflies or food for caterpillars, and how to maintain those plants year round. With time and a little bit of work, watch as your garden transforms into a butterfly hotspot!

Photos by Deb Woo
Artwork by Margaret Gallagher |
Sponsored by: Wild Birds Unlimited Claremont and Pomona Valley Audubon Society