The outdoor landscape at the Butterfly Pavilion welcomes people, plants and wildlife. Our habitat gardens are specifically designed to attract butterflies and other beneficial insects at all stages of their lives. Shrubs, trees and groundcovers provide shelter for chrysalids and roosting adults. Other plants, such as dill and showy milkweed, provide food for hungry caterpillars. And, of course, our colorful flowers provide nectar to native butterflies from May to October.
Our gardens also emphasize sun-loving and drought-tolerant perennials that thrive in Colorado's climate.
See what's blooming in our gardens!
Create Your Own Butterfly Garden
It's easy to create or convert your landscape into a butterfly garden. In just a few simple steps you can plant and maintain a habitat that attracts butterflies and provides them with what they need to survive during their entire life cycle.
Check out our How To Guide
for step-by-step instructions.
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