The upper butterfly garden at Suseda Park
The Butterfly Garden Makeover
Starting in June 2022 in seven months there have been over 20 volunteers working on the garden. In the garden there have been over six different species of butterflies viewed. Also stopping by for a enjoyable visit turtles, wide variety birds, and the ever constant squirrels. Currently, the garden has over 23 different varieties of plants, bushes, flowers, and trees. Approximately $1000 of plants and other materials have been donated. Enjoy the videos.
Below are a few of the volunteers that meant on January 13, 2023 to go over the update on the lower garden. From left to right Joan, Debby, Lisa, Matt and Hannah. Look for this to happen this spring.
Drone Footage of the garden
In 2014 a butterfly garden was built in Suseda Park in Viera, Florida. After several years of “let nature take its course” the garden is to be renovated. With the help of 20 volunteers and the Boy Scouts troop 720 things are starting to come together. Music Cambrielle for this video was by Ken Thompson. Ken also did the drone footage. A big thank you to Ken.
Mother Nature’s Butterfly Garden
Did you know there is a Butterfly Garden in Suseda Park at 5805 Murrell Road in Viera Florida? Here’s where the story begins. It was planted in 2014 and is in need of some major updating. We have started with the cleanup and the ground preparation for new plants. On July 26, 2022 the VECA board Viera East Community Association approved revitalizing the old garden. These new improvements are to include a new mulched walk way done by the Boy Scouts, new bench, upgraded sprinkler system, signs noting the garden, and of course new plants. This should be a peaceful place to come and set and watch the day fly by. Now this is where you come in. Do you have any gardening experience and would like to share it with our community. We are in need of a few people that would like to help plant the new flowers and bushes. If you feel you can help please private message me. List of the persons whom have already given products to garden. This was at no cost to VECA. Pastor Myer Has given wood chips and ground mulch. Ken Peck Delivered one truck load of ground mulch to the garden. Verdescape Landscaping Landscape cloth. OurVieraEast.com Signs for the garden, Butterfly puddling station and upgraded the sprinkle system.
Today at the garden
Here cleanup of the garden and planting new plants has added to the wildlife. Pictured here is one of the volunteers planting one of five new Salvia. More plants will be coming.
You can see a lot of interesting things at the garden. A nice place to stop and enjoy mother nature.
A picnic table has been added to the garden. Come and enjoy lunch in the shade at the garden. The pine straw has been spread and a new butterfly tiny house is all setup for new residences.
Yes you can have a plant planted in Memory of a friend or loved one. It will be noted on this Website as we don’t want to get to many signs in the garden.
Jill Gaines would like to share these plants in memory of Ernest Arico, Darrell Woehler, Fred Mast, and Carson Blue. Partridge Pea, Bahama Cassia, and Cootie Palm
Kim Oakley would like to share this plant in memory of her grand mother Barbara Oakley who passed just two weeks short of her 99 birthday. Sweet Almond Shrub
Heidi Lutz would like to share these plants “Corky Stem Passionvine” in memory of her late husband. The butterflies just can’t stay away.