A 500-lb. monarch butterfly is featured in the newly planted butterfly garden next to the Winkler Art Gallery. Planting a butterfly garden is a bit like hosting a party. You get everything ready, then hope those you invited show up.
Members of the Winkler Horticultural Society are now eagerly awaiting the arrival of their orange and black attired guests to their own ‘garden party.’
The butterfly garden is now eligible for certification with several organizations, including the North American Butterfly Association, the Monarch Way Station Program and the Fort Whyte Naturescape Program.
The garden is just one part of the Winkler Horticultural Society’s vision for its community. The group has been putting its painterly touch all over Winkler since starting up in 2000, designing many more gardens and planting tens of thousands of flowers in all corners of the city.