There are 11 public gardens in Plains for visitors to enjoy this spring. We are looking forward to spring flowers and seeing butterflies in the gardens! Last year, we were pleased to see many different types of butterflies. The most common butterflies spotted in our gardens last year included swallowtails, monarchs, sulphurs, gulf fritillary, and skippers.

The gardens provided nectar and host plants for butterflies. We enjoyed seeing many black swallowtails and monarchs in the full life cycle.

The gardens on the trail in Plains include in-ground gardens as well as some container gardens. For information about joining the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail go to

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly in one of the Plains gardens.