Williamsburg botanical garden hosts Butterfly Festival

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(Courtesy Williamsburg Botanical Garden)
(Courtesy Williamsburg Botanical Garden)

Get up close with fluttery creatures this Saturday and Sunday during the Second Annual Butterfly Festival at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden.

According to a news release from festival organizers, visitors are invited to drop in any time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the two-day event and will have a chance to interact with over 350 butterflies within butterfly tents and learn first-hand about the lifecycles of the winged insects.

Tents and butterflies will be provided by Virginia Master Naturalist Catherine Short and funding for the program was made possible through the support of the Green Spring Garden Club, Inc.

Located in Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road, the Williamsburg Botanical Garden is home to a variety of plant species that thrive in the area’s coastal plain environment.

Admission to the festival is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. Visit the garden’s website for additional festival information, including a complete schedule of events.