Hemingway Butterfly Garden

Volunteer Leader(s):

Kat Calhoun
Kat Calhoun

Neighborhood: Fair Haven Heights/Quinnipiac Meadows

Type of Site: Vacant Lot Vacant Lot

Address: Hemingway St & Eastern St, New Haven, CT, 06513


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2020 Greenspace Report

This group, led by Kat Calhoun, successfully built a Monarch Waystation this past summer on the corner of Hemingway and Eastern Sts, across from Bella Vista. The butterfly garden hosts a diversity of plants and shrubs that support the full lifecycle of monarch butterflies, and provides habitat for other pollinators as well. This was the groups first year, and they have plans to start 2 more gardens in the neighborhood in coming years. Neighbors from nearby condos and from Bella Vista, and members of the local management team, all came out to help make this garden a reality.

2020 Accomplishments

  • 8 shrubs planted (6 Ilex G Shamrock, 1 Ninebark, )
  • 30 perennials planted (Creeping Phlox, Agastache, Tickseed Coreopsis, )
  • 4.0 yards mulch spread
  • 17 events
  • 13 volunteers
  • 156 volunteer hours