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The Dade City Garden Club and The City of Dade City are proud to present the 2024 Monarch Butterfly Festival in our newly renovated Touchton Park, with festivities flowing out into the gardens of the Dade City Garden Club! We will have a Kids’ Zone, entertainment, educational exhibits and an eclectic market and plant sale that will satisfy any shopper.

The Jolley Trolley will be back, special thanks to the Community Foundation Tampa Bay! The ongoing theme highlighted throughout the day is everyone can make a difference! Municipalities, community groups and even individuals can help save the Monarchs by taking a few simples steps. Through our collective efforts, our community can help all pollinators, improve our environment, and make Dade City a better place to live, play and work. 


 Dade City Garden Club’s Monarch Project

1 GClogo 1The Dade City Garden Club's Monarch Project leads a community effort to increase awareness and educate the public on the importance of helping the Monarch butterfly and other pollinators. The Dade City Garden Club has partnered with the City of Dade City to establish Dade City as a Monarch City USA and promotes the Monarch Project through workshops, creating Monarch habitat by certifying Monarch Butterfly Havens in Dade City and hosting the annual Monarch Butterfly Festival in Dade City.

Seventeen committee members representing all six circles and members at large are active in organizing and promoting the Project’s activities.

What began as a simple discussion among garden club members has evolved into what we hope will be a movement, one that will bring together the young and the old, families and businesses, churches and politicians—all working together to create a better Dade City. 

  •  Certified Monarch Butterfly Haven 

Monarch Butterfly Haven photowebThrough its designation as a Monarch City USA, Dade City, FL has pledged to help the Monarch Butterfly. 

You can help by planting a Monarch Butterfly Haven right in your backyard.

Download an application here!




  • Monarch Waystation 

Monarch Waystation UnveilingOur Butterfly Garden at the garden club has been certified as a Monarch Waystation

The certification of this garden completes the initial phase of goals of the Monarch Project established to work with the City to fulfill its pledge as a Monarch City USA. The Club created the new garden and planted it with several varieties of nectar and host plants and worked to have the area certified as a Monarch Waystation.

Read more here.