When the Detroit Zoo opened in its current Royal Oak location in 1928, it was the first zoo in the country to have animal exhibits without bars. Two of its most interactive exhibits to this day are the butterfly garden and free-flight aviary. Housed separately in one building, visitors will find hundreds of butterflies and 20 different species of birds, respectively. Detroit Zoo Butterfly garden and free-flight aviary. In the 1990s, our professionals at Planterra had the honor of installing the butterfly garden. Over the years, grounds keepers have called on us to provide interior landscape arborist services for both the butterfly garden and the aviary. Planterra is more than Detroit’s office plant provider, we continue to play role in the history of the Detroit
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