GCPL’s Centerville Branch is partnering with Parkwood Farms Therapy Center to bring fun, educational programs to the Snellville community.

Centerville Branch staff member Sandy Shaull, who is also an amateur butterfly photographer, led a project to create a butterfly garden at Parkwood Farms Therapy Center for families who attend sessions at the facility. Dan DeVore of Bailey Construction, with the help of local nurseries and landscape organizations, created the design for three butterfly garden plots and helped secure donations of plants and planting materials. More than 60 volunteers helped plant the donated items.

“Watching this idea blossom has been magical, and it couldn’t have happened without Dan DeVore,” says Shaull. “The garden is the gift of many helping hands, and I hope all who come to Parkwood Farms enjoy it for many years to come.”

Free programs for people of all ages will be held at Parkwood Farms on June 17 and July 15 from 9 to 11 am. The June 17 program will focus on urban gardens and how to successfully grow vegetables and flowers in small spaces. The July 15 program will be geared towards butterfly photography and the progress of the butterfly gardens.

The library will also bring crafts, books, and a library card sign-up station.

Parkwood Farms Therapy Center is located at 2519 Parkwood Road in Snellville.