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Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a unique opportunity for people of all ages to experience the beauty and curiosity of a tropical jungle up close.

As you wander through, we want you to meet our family. With surprises at every turn, you’ll encounter poison dart frogs, tortoises, large iguanas, flamingos, tropical ducks, free flying tropical birds and more. We house a large variety of tropical fish swimming in our serene pond and stream circulated by a stunning waterfall. Thousands of tropical butterflies (up to 70 species) fly through our large facilities the size of almost 3 basketball courts. Stroll through and marvel at our lush gardens including tropical flowers, carnivorous plants and fruits of the world.

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Meet Our Creatures

Where do our animals come From? All of our animals here at Victoria Butterfly Gardens are rescues, donations, or adoptions.
Eclectus Parrot at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Red footed Tortoise at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Koi Fish at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Poison Dart Frog at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Wall Lizard at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Blue and Gold Macaw at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Pond Turtle at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Caribbean flamingo at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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Marvel at Our Plants

You'll find all the colours of the rainbow
Crinkle Leaf Chenille at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Lotus Flower at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Washington Palm at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Sky Clock Vine at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Common Bamboo at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Frangipani at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Tropical Pitcher Plant at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Coffee at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Dracaena at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens

White Bird Of Paradise at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Vanilla at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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View our Butterflies

Learn all about their amazing life cycle!
Atlas Moth at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Brown Clipper Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Monarch Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Pink Cattleheart Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Julia Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Black and White Helicon Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens

White Tree Nymph Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Tailed Jay Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Plain Tiger Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens

King Swallowtail Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Green Moss Peacock Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Lacewing Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Great Eggfly Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Golden Helicon Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Zebra Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Postman Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Great Orange Tip Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens

MALE/FEMALE BUTTERFLY WINGS

Male and Female example image of the Palmfly Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Male and Female example image of the Scarlet Mormon Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Male and Female example image of the Blue-Frosted Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Male and Female example image of the Starry Night Cracker Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Male and Female example image of the Blue Morpho Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Male and Female example image of the Great Mormon Butterfly at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Gardens Map

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EMERGING WINDOW

Imported butterfly chrysalides are hung until they emerge and are released into our garden. We import between 600–1,400 chrysalides each week from over 70 species originating all around the world.

VANILLA ORCHID

This large vine is where Vanilla comes from. Vanilla is an orchid and is the second most expensive spice in the world due to; needing to be hand pollinated and taking a very long time to mature each pod.

RED FOOTED TORTOISES

These medium-sized tortoises are from South America and generally average 30cm long as adults but can reach over 40cm long.

SHADOW

Shadow is a Blue-and-gold Macaw who loves to say “Hi” and “Hello” to get you to come over and talk to him.

FLAMINGO POND

This pond is home to our Caribbean Flamingo, dozens of large koi and numerous species of other tropical fish.

JEWELS OF THE RAINFOREST

In this display you can view an array of poison dart frogs from Central and South America.

LIFECYCLE DISPLAY

See caterpillars up close as they hatch from an egg, grow, and pupate.

AMAZON OASIS

Gaze into this tropical pond and enjoy an array of South American fish and tropical plants.

FLY RIVER TURTLE

Visit Reginald the Fly River turtle and the colourful school of Amazonian Rainbow fish he shares his home with.

BAMBOO

This giant timber bamboo is a close relative of grass but can reach over 120 feet tall in the wild!

EPIPHYTES

An epiphyte is a plant that grows on another plant or tree for support but does not take any nutrients from their host. In the tropics, many creatures depend on them for food, protection and reproduction.

BUTTERFLY ALLEY

Watch as butterflies feed on various nectar plants and go about their day.

TURTLE LOG

This log is used by dozens of turtle to bask and warm up on sunny days.

GREEN-WING MACAWS

Meet Macawley and Azrael! These two young Macaws love to “Meow” and play around on their perch.

COMMUNITY CORNER

Make a wish for the community. Please drop a coin in our wishing well. All proceeds are donated to various local charities.

PINK CHENILLE PLANT

This exotic plant is native to Malaysia and is a favourite in our gardens. The only butterfly that feeds on this plant is the White Tree Nymph.

IGUANA TREE-HOUSE

Look out for the Green Iguana as he basks and lounges in his tree house.

CARNIVOROUS PLANTS

Insects beware of these pitcher plants! These amazing plants can attract, capture and digest insects and occasionally small animals to get all the nutrients they need to grow.

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Plan Your Experience

There's so much to see! We have resources to help you prepare.
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Come Explore!

Learn more about our Insects, or have some fun on our scavenger hunt!