Betty's Garden

Betty's Garden is a living memorial to honor former First Lady Betty Vandiver. This garden will showcase Georgia native plants that support the life cycles of monarch butterflies and pollinators. Betty's Garden serves as an outdoor learning lab for students, their families and the community to learn about these insects, which are the foundation of a healthy environment.


Betty's Garden's collaborative partnership with State Botanical Garden of Georgia and Connect to Protect, will assist with community monarch-pollinator habitats. Learn why we need to Connect to Protect populations of monarchs and pollinators across our landscapes.

Mayor Umbehant has declared September 24th Monarch Community Awareness Day in support of the partnership between the city and school. Betty's Garden will have a booth with the city at fall festival. Below are some interesting videos in celebration of MONARCH COMMUNITY AWARENESS DAY, September 24th.

Check out these sites and let us know how you would like to be a part of this exciting venture!

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Our state butterfly, Tiger Swallowtail

Coach Boyd Outz Memorial Maple Tree

Betty's Garden is a Monarch Way Station providing nectar and milkweed, the only plant where a monarch will lay an egg, during the spring and fall migrations.

Sunflower project

Sunflowers are loved by bees, butterflies and beetles. Birds love the seeds.