Butterfly Civic Garden

Round Lake Alternative School at 108 E. Garfield Street

We have planted many Butterfly bushes, known as the Buddleia, and in the summer the Monarachs will often be seen flitting around them.  The host and nectar plants that lure the Monarch are Butterfly Weed, also known as Asclepia, and the common Milkweed often found on our country roads.  The Swallowtail likes to lay its eggs in the parsley that is interspersed throughout the garden. 

Other perenniall plants include lilies, coneflowers, gallardia, as well as a variety of annuals for color all summer long.  There are two benches for students as well as guests and neighbors to sit and enjoy the garden.  We tend the garden from late April to late October.