Our Amazing School Garden

Our school has three gardens–the Waterwise Garden, and another one next to our school library that we call “the garden”, and the Garden of Discovery or Butterfly Garden. Today I am going to tell you about a special garden called The Butterfly Garden. It is one of the places where monarchs stop in spring for a break, and lay their eggs. That is why it is called The Butterfly Garden.

Monarchs are large, beautiful colored butterfly that are easy to recognize by their orange, black, and white wings. Monarchs migrate from North, Central, and South America, Australia, and some Pacific Islands, India, and Europe,  all the way to Canada.

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The wingspan of a full-grown monarch can reach nearly five inches or 13 cm. Most are about four inches though. A Monarch’s bright colors tells predators, “Don’t eat me! I’m poisonous.”

Every fall the Monarchs leave Canada and the United States and start flying back south. They keep going until they reach their homeland. That’s more than 2,000 miiles or 3,200 km.

In the beautiful butterfly garden we have lots of Milk Weed plants, bushes with flowers, and of course monarchs and other beautiful butterflies in the spring. I hope you like our amazing, beautiful Butterfly Garden.

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4 thoughts on “Our Amazing School Garden


  1. I loved reading about your Butterfly Garden. We have a garden at our school, but mostly we grow vegetables and fruit. We just planted our “Three Sisters” garden. From where did you acquire the milkweed plants?


    1. Caitlin,
      I believe we bought the milkweed at Armstrong’s Nursery or perhaps, Walter Anderson’s Nursery.

      We are getting ready to plant our Three Sisters Garden too. We are germinating corn, peas, beans, squash, and sunflowers in our classroom right now.

      From,
      Mrs. McKelvey’s Class


  2. We really enjoyed your story about the butterfly garden. We also enjoyed the pictures you put in your video. We hope to take pictures of our garden and post them on our brand-new blog. In which garden do you plan to plant your Three Sisters garden?


  3. Dear Mrs. McKevley’s class,
    We have a garden at are school too. but
    we grow vegetables like lettuce, razzberres, snowpeas, and snap peas. We have more plants but I can’t think of them. Also last week we had a garden sale and sold plants and scare crows. It was really fun stuffing the scare crows. We raised over $500.oo for the garden.
    From
    Kaiya – a climb high blogger

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