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Green butterfly garden

Alongside the Chapel is a flowering sanctuary for these gorgeous winged wonders featuring multiple striking landscapes with 225 native nectar and host plants in 40 varieties.

Dunedin residents James & Theresa Polgar designed the garden, and together with Friends of Hammock Park and Boy Scout Troop 422, were able to see this fabulous Butterfly Garden come to fruition.

Green features include recycled plastic timbers that surround each bed, low-flow irrigation with reclaimed water, and permeable sea shell pathways for adequate drainage.

The garden has been certified as an Official Butterfly Sanctuary by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and has received additional nods of approval from the National Wildlife Federation and the North American Butterfly Association.

Hammock Park, a 90-acre preserve, is home to more than 35 species of the graceful insects.

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