Friday May 25, 2018
This year, June 2nd is Butterfly Education and Awareness Day! And June 6th is the birthday of Judi’s little, late beagle, Princess Sunni, who inspired Judi’s Butterflies. Join us for a celebration, an Open House in the Gardens on June 2nd and 3rd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. We should have many species of flying butterflies, caterpillars, and chrysalises. Tours will include visits inside Butterfly House, where you’ll be able to see butterflies, caterpillars, and eggs up close and personal. (Hint: Bring your camera! And your children.)
This will be the tenth year that we have hosted Open Houses in the Gardens, and it will quite possibly be the last, so come by if you can!
There will also be complimentary refreshments, and goodie bags and small gifts for children ten and younger (so don’t accidentally forget your children :), and free raffles!
The special celebratory cakes (a different one each day) will be cut into at Noon.
We will also have limited supplies of butterfly plants — both host and nectar — for sale, and a limited number of eggs or caterpillars for some species for those who buy host plants, or already have a host plant at home! Plants, eggs, and caterpillars are all products of Judi’s Gardens.
We are proud to be a retailer for Jabebo Earrings. Jabebo makes highly detailed earrings using butterfly and other nature-themed subjects. We will have a wide selection available for purchase:
But you don’t need to buy anything to drop by and take the tour. Or enjoy the refreshments. Please come by! We want to meet you.
We’ll be on hand to talk about the amazing butterfly life cycle, butterfly plants, what you can do if you want butterflies in your yard, how good a glass of lemonade is on a hot day, and whatever else you might want to talk about.
Remember, you don’t need to buy anything to drop by and take the tour. Or enjoy the refreshments. Please come by! We want to meet you. Be sure to bring your camera and take pictures.
And did I mention refreshments?
Remember, Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd and 3rd, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Judi’s Gardens are in Northeast Palm Bay, but west of the Interstate (that’s I-95). If you’re familiar with the area, we will have signs out on Emerson Dr between the Tillman Canal and Americana Blvd, directing you to the Gardens. For more detailed directions, you can:
- Put “Emerson and Bellevue, 32907” in your turn-by-turn mapping program on your smart phone or GPS, or
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ask Judi any questions you might have, or
- Follow one of these sets of directions:
If coming from the north, make your way down to Palm Bay Road. Just barely to the west of the I-95 interchange on Palm Bay Road, take Culver Drive south. Culver is a short connector road that will take you to Emerson Drive. Turn left (east) on Emerson…
…or, if you’re coming from West Palm Bay…
Get on Emerson heading east from Minton Road.
Either way, from the north or the west, you’re now heading east on Emerson into the Lockmar subdivision.
Drive through Lockmar on Emerson until you pass Fred Lee Park and cross the Tillman Canal. Start looking for the signs (see photo above)! If you get to Americana Blvd (barely a hundred yards), you missed the signs! Turn around and head back.
Make your way to Malabar Road in Palm Bay. From Malabar Road, turn north on Emerson. (If you’re coming up I-95, go west on Malabar Road after you exit the Interstate, to get to Emerson.)
Heading north on Emerson, *as soon as you pass Americana Blvd (there’s a little convenience store on the corner), start looking for the signs (see photo above)! If you get to the bridge over the Tillman Canal (barely a hundred yards), you missed the signs! Turn around and head back.
Thanks to Brent and Sharon at Maple Street Natives, for publicizing the event by handing out our leaflets; and especially Teresa at Rockledge Gardens for mentioning us in her E-Leaflet newsletter. And thank you to Busy Bee Lawn and Garden for carrying our leaflets in the Vero Beach area. Please patronize these nurseries — we do!