The outdoor gardens at 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.
Take a hike outside, and investigate the native habitats surrounding the Pavilion, or walk around the Big Dry Creek Nature and explore our expansive outdoor gardens. It’s a great place to conduct a bug hunt or watch local invertebrates in action!