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Butterfly sanctuary to reopen Saturday

LAWRENCEVILLE -- More than three months of renovations are complete and the butterfly house at Randy's Perennials and Water Gardens in Lawrenceville will officially reopen Saturday.

The butterfly sanctuary, a 1,250-foot structure home to eight different species, was built 10 years ago at the Lawrenceville nursery. Two landscapers, a mason and an individual who installs garden ponds have re-imagined the house, which now features an LED-lighted pond, a walkway that meanders through different plants that attract specific species of butterflies, a double waterfall at the rear exit to the house and a bench where guests can sit and enjoy the ambiance.

The grand reopening of the butterfly house will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The first 50 children who visit the nursery will be able to release a butterfly and hot dogs and drinks will be provided.

Since the business opened 23 years ago on a 1/4 acre, its has grown to 21/2 acres filled with all types of plants, examples of water gardens and fountains, and holding tanks for koi, turtles, salamanders and other aquatic creatures.

Randy's Perennials and Water Gardens is located at 523 W. Crogan St. For more information, call the nursery at 770-822-0676.