Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens Cancelled This Year

Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens Cancelled This Year

Montgomery Parks is canceling this year’s Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens, due to the health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. 


“We share in the community’s disappointment that Wings of Fancy has been canceled for the second year in a row, however, this decision was made after careful consideration for the health and well-being of our guests, volunteers, and staff,” said Stephanie Oberle, Director, Brookside Gardens. 


Visitors interested in learning more about local butterflies, and tips on starting a butterfly garden, can find photos and resources on the Brookside Gardens website


Brookside Gardens’ Conservatory will reopen to the public on Thursday, April 29. The conservatory features plants from around the world, including banana, palm, eucalyptus, red powderpuff and cacao trees. Also on display are fragrant plants such as snapdragons, rose scented geranium, myrtle, and tricolor sage.  Visitors can reserve free timed-entry tickets for one of two timeslots, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. to 1 pm, Thursdays through Sundays. Masks are required. Walkups are not permitted.  


Brookside Gardens’ outdoor garden area is open daily from sunrise to sunset for exercise, meditation, and wellness.  The Visitor Center and Gift Shop are open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginning May 1, 2021, the hours will extend to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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