Butterfly and pollinator garden to open at Grapevine Mills

The garden will feature milkweed, which draws monarch butterflies and other pollinators such as bees. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The garden will feature milkweed, which draws monarch butterflies and other pollinators such as bees. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The garden will feature milkweed, which draws monarch butterflies and other pollinators such as bees. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

A 100-square-foot butterfly and pollinator garden is set to open at Grapevine Mills by the end of May. The installation, designed by Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Discovery Center, will be “a permanent build-out, but pollinators will be seasonal based on their migration routes,” a representative of Grapevine Mills said. The garden will feature milkweed, which attracts monarch butterflies and pollinators such as bees, according to a news release. The garden is meant to encourage the community to plant more gardens, minimizing the decrease of pollinators that are “crucial to the modern food system,” according to the release. www.simon.com/mall/grapevine-mills


By Samantha Van Dyke
Samantha Van Dyke is Community Impact's DFW Metro Reporter. She previously served as managing editor of The Arkansas Traveler.