2020 Virtual Butterfly Festival Registration Now Open

Monarch butterfly on pink milkweed plant

This Year, Celebrate the UT Arboretum Society Butterfly Festival With Us Online

Our Festival will GO LIVE ONLINE, Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10 am and remain available for an extended period so you can watch all at once or take your time!

While this year’s Butterfly Festival may look a little different, we are excited to present incredible lectures from our specialists, fantastic art, and a virtual butterfly release sure to bring a smile to your face.

Our Speakers for the 2020 Virtual Butterfly Festival:

Kris Light, Oak Ridge environmental educator – The Magnificent Migration of the Monarch Butterflies to Mexico!”
Stephen Lyn Bales, East Tennessee Naturalist –  “The Miracle of Metamorphosis”
Register below. The first 100 people to register will receive a
small free gift via mail.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE VIRTUAL BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL https://forestry.tennessee.edu/butterfly-festival-registration/

We have three incredible local artists this year who are donating a percentage of their sales to the UT Arboretum Society. View prices and information below on how to purchase or  on the Butterfly Festival web page. Craft pickup will be at the UT Arboretum on September 18 and September 19 and information on signing up for a pickup time will be sent after ordering.

Monarch Shadowbox by Stephen Lyn Bales

Stephen Lyn Bales – Monarch Shadowbox

Shadowbox measuring 9″ high x 11″ wide with Monarch or Tiger Swallowtail hand-colored drawing by the artist.

$30 for one shadowbox or $55 for both.

20 of each shadowbox available.

To order, contact stephenlynbales@gmail.com
Checks accepted. Pickup information will be emailed after ordering.

tiger swallowtail artwork
Tiger Swallowtail Shadowbox by Stephen Lyn Bales
Red concrete leaf butterfly puddler art work
Butterfly Puddler without gravel by Kathy Fahey

Kathy Fahey
Concrete leaf print butterfly puddler with bag of river sand or river pebbles
$10 , 100 available in assorted colors
To order contact kvfahey@comcast.net
Checks accepted. Pick up information will be sent after ordering.

necklace and butterfly shaped earrings
Jewelry by Kris Harris Light

Kris Light
Copper and brass handmade jewelry
Large dragonfly copper pendant with jasper beads – $30
Small dragonfly pendant with glass beads – $25
Butterfly earrings with sterling silver posts – $25

To order contact klight10@gmail.com
Checks accepted. Pickup information will be emailed upon ordering.


Migrating Monarch Level

Monarch Level

Chrysalis Level

Caterpillar Level

Hella & Pete Peterson
Staten Communications Ink/ Public Relations and Editorial Services
Melanie & Vince Staten
Obed Forest Gardens

SUMMER FUNDRAISER ANNOUNCED TO BENEFIT UT ARBORETUM SOCIETY by Tennessee Naturescapes and East Fork Nursery- use promo code UTAS-2 and 20% of Sales July 1-31 Donated to UT Arboretum Society!!

We are excited to announce a Summer Fundraiser to benefit UT Arboretum Society by Tennessee Naturescapes and East Fork Nursery of Sevierville – use promo code UTAS-2 and 20% of sales July 1- 31 will be donated to UT Arboretum Society!! This fundraiser promotion will run for the whole month of July! This is a multiple use code, good for in person* shopping(starts July 1), online orders with curbside pickup or online orders to be shipped! *Face masks are required for shopping at nursery and courtesy masks are available if you forget yours.

We appreciate the support both Tennessee Naturescapes and East Fork Nursery have provided the UT Arboretum Society for many years at our annual plant sales. They are offering another form of support this year and we hope you will find some wonderful plants to add to your garden at both!

Tennessee Naturescapes in Clinton  and East Fork Nursery of Sevierville are both offering a donation of 20% of any sale when you give them the code UTAS -2 July 1-31. Remember to give the promo code UTAS-2 when you call, email, order on line or go in person to Tennessee Naturescapes or East Fork Nursery in Sevierville so your purchase will provide a 20% donation to UTAS. Tennessee Naturescapes and East Fork are working together to make pick up of plants as easy as possible ­- plants ordered from East Fork in Sevierville may also be picked up on assigned delivery date at Tennessee Naturescapes in Clinton for your convenience. These pick up dates are to be determined. Both of these nurseries provide plants grown without the use of neonicotinoids so they are safe habitat for wildlife. The promo code UTAS-2  is a multiple use code. It can be used repeatedly at both vendors. See hours and details below.

Tennessee Naturescapes, 2131 Oliver Springs Highway, Clinton Tennessee (865) 730-6125 will resume regular business hours for on site shopping* beginning July 1st , Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, also available – order online and specify curbside pickup day and time or online with shippping to your home, be sure to give promo code UTAS-2 when ordering online or shopping in person!! *please wear a face mask when shopping on site*

http://www.tennesseenaturescapes.com/  Tennessee Naturescapes- One of East Tennessee’s best resources for native plants, shrubs and trees. For online orders enter the promo code UTAS-2 during checkout.

East Fork Nursery of Sevierville– to visit the nursery in person or place orders call or email Vivian at: (865)453-6108 or astfnursery@gmail.com Please leave a message if no one is in the office  specifying that you want to place a UTAS-2 order and Vivian will call  you back to get your order set up.

You may see some of their beautiful conifers and native azaleas at their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/eastfnursery/  ). East Fork Nursery has some beautiful specialty grafted conifers and azaleas from the Buddy Lee Southern Living “Solar” series that are not usually available at our plant sale. Contact Vivian for details and to place orders. If you prefer your orders from East Fork in Sevierville will also  be available for pick up at Tennessee Naturescapes in Clinton on a designated date.

* ( There is also an Eastfork Nursery in Washington State so please make sure to contact East Fork Nursery in Sevierville, TN)