Tropical Butterfly Experience - Open for 2019! 

Open for 2019: 4th April - 20th October inclusive 

Enter a tropical paradise and experience our Tropical Butterfly House. In our amazing flight zone you can observe these amazing butterflies up close.

Informaion panels identify the wide range of tropical butterflies and explain their lifecycle, role in pollination and unique dependancy on specific plant species.

Ideal for visitors of all ages and part of our extensive glasshouse facility, this is a great all-weather experience. Butterfly House activity books and wonderful knowledgable volunteers will open your eyes to a world you had never imagined.

Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office located at the front entrance.  Tickets cost £2.95 per person (under 3's go free) in addition to normal garden admissions apply.

Annual Garden Memberships and Butterfly House Seasons Passes are available to purchase.

Garden Masterclass Series

10am – 3pm, Lunch provided. All materials and tools will be provided

£50 per day or £125 when booking all 3 sessions

Saturday 29 June – PROPOGATION FOR BOUNTIFUL GARDENS – Lesley Cunningham

You don’t always need to be buying more plants! In this masterclass you will be taught the careful step-by-step techniques of propagation for a range of Garden favourites. An introduction to the chemical and physical principles of propagation will be followed by teaching sessions covering root, stem and leaf cuttings, division and vegetative propagation. Held at the beginning of the propagating season, you will practice these techniques in the botanic garden, ready to return home to many, many more plants you have created yourself.

Saturday 27 July – 12 KEYS FOR SUCCESSFUL VEGETABLE GROWING – Elliott Forsyth

This masterclass explores the main approaches which underpin the Urban Farm at the Botanic Garden. Applicable to any garden of any size we will unpack some of the key concepts and practical skills necessary for developing a successful vegetable garden.

Saturday 24 August – BULB PLANTING AND PROPOGATION – Beccy Middleton

Bulbs add welcome interest and colour to the garden throughout the year. This Masterclass will include planning and creating bulb displays in the open garden and in containers, using both familiar and unusual species. It will also cover care and maintenance, and propagation by seed, division, chipping and scaling.

Series continues on the first Thursday of each month

Email [email protected] for further information