Elizabeth Gray Danforth Butterfly Garden

 Elizabeth Gray Danforth Butterfly Garden

The Danforth Butterfly Garden was dedicated on October 10, 1996, in honor of Elizabeth “Ibby” Gray Danforth. The garden was designed by June Hutson, the outdoor project coordinator at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The main contributor towards the garden was the Woman’s Club at Washington University. The Club was involved in all parts of the developmental process, from original designs to physical planting and continues to maintain the garden.

The garden was created for three purposes: to honor “Ibby” Danforth, to create a quiet relaxing space on campus, and to provide plants for midwestern butterflies.

The garden features the native plants that midwestern butterflies, declining in number, need for all four stages of their life cycle.

The Butterfly Garden Committee meets to work in the garden every Tuesday morning in the spring, summer, and fall when weather permits. We can always use new volunteers so please email to davis@wustl.edu for a time and come and join us! The Garden is located on Forsyth Blvd, directly across from the Danforth University Center.

Join us every Tuesday morning in the spring, summer, and fall. The Garden is located on Forsyth Blvd, directly across from the Danforth University Center.

You can also make a tax deductible donation to the Ibby Danforth Butterfly Garden.

Donation Form (pdf)