Learn to create a habitat for monarch butterflies and shop for milkweeds, other native flowers and plants, and an assortment of ornamental plants at the annual Monarch Madness and Plant Sale on Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, from 10 am to 4 pm both days, rain or shine. The sale, which is organized by the Friends of Hickory Hill Park, will be held at the pavilion at the south entrance to Hickory Hill Park located on Bloomington Street.
All proceeds of the plant sale support park stewardship and conservation projects.
Monarchs only lay their eggs on milkweed and a lack of milkweed and other environmental stressors has led to a huge decline in monarch populations. Native milkweeds and other native flowers and plants encourage habitats for the butterfly.
Watch our Facebook page, Friends of Hickory Hill Park, for information on a mystery plant, also known as the “monarch magnet,” which will be sold at the plant sale. Supplies are limited so get there early. The identity of the mystery plant will be unveiled on Friday, May 29.
Friends of Hickory Hill Park also accepts donations up to the day before the plant sale. Donated plants can be left in the driveway of 2607 Friendship Street or 435 Rundell Street in Iowa City. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or check our Facebook page Friends of Hickory Hill Park for more information.