The David Fulmer Memorial Butterfly Garden is located at the rear of the education wing of the Visitor Center. The Cumberland Hiking Club, which formed in 1932, contributed seed money for the Garden in honor of a dedicated member of the Club. David Fulmer joined in the 1970s and enjoyed hiking and volunteering at Reflection Riding.
The Garden was constructed in October 2013 as a collaborative effort of staff and volunteers of Reflection Riding and Tennessee Valley Wild Ones.
The Garden’s rustic arbor was designed by local artist, Laurel Krishock. Reflection Riding Arboretum volunteers constructed the arbor from locally recycled cedar and locust logs.
The Garden contains more than 40 species of native plants most grown by our own Reflection Riding Nursery staff and volunteers. The native plants provide food and shelter to butterflies throughout the growing season. A small water source is also provided in the Garden.