126 Baptist Road, Canterbury, New Hampshire 03224, United States


Petals in the Pines

Where nature meets nurture AMONG the gardens


All About Monarchs

8th Annual Monarch Festival

Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2020
9 AM - 4 PM, rain or shine

Each fall we celebrate the Monarch butterfly at this special day-long event. Visit our Monarch Way Station and look for caterpillars, chrysalis and butterflies. Visit our rejuvenated and expanded pollinator meadow to discover how you can create habitat to attract Monarchs and other pollinators. Learn about the plight of the amazing Monarch and what you can do to help them. Walk our trails and tour our gardens while you're here. We have games and activities for kids, story time from children's book authors, several nature-based and educational vendors, plus Master Gardeners on hand to answer your gardening questions. We'll even tag Monarchs that day if we have any emerging! 

Check back as we get closer to the event, for updated details. 

$5 suggested donation for adults, kids are free!​​

Monarch Presentation for Organizations & Clubs

Do you belong to a club or organization that is looking for a speaker?  We have an hour-long Monarch power point presentation that has been enjoyed by garden clubs, women's groups and  libraries. Filled with beautiful photos taken here at our gardens, you'll learn about the life-cycle of the Monarch, their amazing migration to Mexico, what they need to survive, and how you can help. 

Donna has been a citizen scientist for Monarch Watch since 2008, tagging Monarchs annually before their fall migration. She weaves in interesting stories from her experience with these amazing creatures over the years.