Rosalynn Carter wanted to establish a butterfly garden at her home in Plains, Georgia to provide habitat for Monarch butterflies. Milkweed plants were placed in her garden as well as other host plants and nectar plants that would provide food and shelter for butterflies.
The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail was created in 2013 by Annette Wise. The first garden on the trail is at the home of President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter. Small container gardens and in ground gardens are located at businesses and historic areas around town. The largest garden is located at the Plains Visitors Center. Since 2013, the trail has grown beyond Plains and includes gardens at schools, private homes and public locations across the United States, Canada and Japan. To learn more about the trail or to register your garden, please visit www.rosalynncarterbutterflytrail.org