Hummingbird/Butterfly Garden

Seats 250 guests | theater style

Located within the Monica A. Evens Arboretum, the Hummingbird/Butterfly Garden provides an enchanting location for celebrations.  Designed to nurture and support butterflies and hummingbirds, the garden is filled with plantings and flowers that feed and provide shelter for these delicate creatures. The Garden steps down into the hillside via a brick pathway and is surrounded by hedges and shrubs, creating an intimate enclosure. The beauty of the garden changes every week during the summer and into the fall, so no two events will ever be alike. The garden pathway is paved with memorial and honorarium bricks highlighting special moments in the recipient’s lives. 


  $500/up to 4 hours   $900/up to 8 hours
  After 5 pm, add $125 per hour, in addition to the rental charge  
Hummingbird Butterfly Garden trellis
Hummingbird Butterfly Garden
Hummingbird Butterfly Garden

Our rental program is provided as a benefit of one’s membership at Kalamazoo Nature Center. Rental fees provide you with an extraordinary venue while supporting nature based programming. Membership at KNC gives you access to our visitor center, trails, exhibits, programs, and events with free admission for one year.  In turn, your membership supports the award-winning education, research, and conservation programs.  All rentals require membership to Kalamazoo Nature Center, a non-refundable 20% down payment and a refundable $500 damage deposit to hold your reservation. 

Contact Rental Coordinator Rose Norwood via email below, or at (269) 381-1574 ext. 37 to arrange a tour.

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We look forward to working with you to create an amazing event!

Contact Events Manager Rose Norwood at:


(269) 381-1574 ext. 37