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Announcing the new Butterfly House at LadewPicture of a child and butterfly

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Welcome to the new Butterfly House — the first of its kind in the region!

Step inside and experience up-close the habitat and life cycle of local butterflies and caterpillars.  Our naturalists will guide your visit, teaching you about the remarkable metamorphosis, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. You may discover a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis... you can see which plants provide food and shelter for each of the native butterfly species... you can learn about the vital role butterflies play in plant pollination and in the food chain.  


The Butterfly House at Ladew Gardens is made possible, in part, through the generosity of the Middendorf Foundation, Inc.


Butterfly House Hours

Sorry, the Butterfly House is now Closed for the Season.  The Butterfly House will be open on Monday, June 15 through Sunday, September 20 from 10:30 am - 4 pm

The Butterfly House is only open during the summer months, to correspond to the natural life cycle and "schedule" of our native butterflies.

Please come back and visit Summer 2015!


Please check in at the Gift Shop prior to visiting the Butterfly House.

Ladew members: Free
Non-members: Free with paid garden admission

Groups of 10 or more  are required to schedule a visit in advance.  Contact Sue Myers at 410.557.9570, ext. 213 or