Open  |  Friday - Wednesday 9:00am - 7:00pm | Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm


Monarch Waystations Monarch Waystations are places that provide resources necessary for monarchs to reproduce and sustain their migration. Without milkweeds throughout their spring and summer breeding areas, and without nectar from flowers, these fall migratory butterflies would be unable to make their long journey to overwintering grounds in Mexico.

The Old-Fashioned Garden—located in the Formal and Display Gardens—serves as an official Monarch Waystation, providing ample resources to attract, feed, and shelter monarch butterflies.


To learn more about the importance of Monarch Waystations and how you can contribute to the conservation of monarch butterflies, visit

Hints for Attracting Butterflies



Life Cycle