Fragrant Acres' Butterfly Farm had its beginning in a childhood garden. When she was little, Colleen Crawford, owner, (along with her siblings) worked in the family vegetable garden by her parents' demand. Her father paid each child a penny for every plant they individually rooted in the ground. While this gave her experience, her love for gardening really sprouted when her parents let her have a corner plot where she planted her first flower garden. The results, although not perfect, were so satisfying that she became forever hooked by the craft.
In the garden, she felt connected to God, nature, and the tiny creatures and was awed by the pure colors, perfect shapes, intriguing textures, and the magic of growing things.
Later, she read an old dusty book which melded her interests in science, gardening, and business, and it inspired her to start growing herbs and everlasting flowers.
After the drying process, she turned the flowers into arrangements, created lip balms and scented lotions, and began selling her products. With her interest in science, it was just a natural desire for her to learn about the life cycle of the butterflies that visited her garden, which resulted in today's Fragrant Acres' Butterfly Farm.
With support from her husband, children, parents, siblings, and employees, Fragrant Acres' Butterfly Farm is presently one of the nation's leading providers of butterflies for weddings, funerals, or any important event. Fragrant Acres has now been in business for 33 years. We thank God and our customers for our phenomenal success!
Colleen is also a professional writer and a counselor. We at Fragrant Acres' Butterfly Farm also recognize the power of the butterfly and the symbolism of change God made apparent in the butterfly life cycle and that this type of complete transformation is available to all people through the power of His love.
We are excited about our future plans for even more expansion and of reaching out even more deeply into our community to inspire change and transformation.