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The Butterfly Greenhouse at Wilson Nurseries

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place3690 East-West Connector Rte 676
Frankfort, KY 40601


Immerse yourself in a butterfly exhibit – you’ll be surrounded by the native butterflies of Kentucky. Monarchs, painted ladies, several species of swallowtail and moths will fly freely in a beautifully landscaped butterfly greenhouse. Continue exploring the outer gardens that surround the butterfly greenhouse – created to attract and feed wild butterflies while learning the importance of the creation, preservation and conservation of native butterfly habitats. 3,000 sq. ft of curated butterfly habitat will feature over 50 different plants that have been chosen to attract, feed and provide habitat for butterflies.

The season runs from June though the end of September – during which time the butterfly greenhouse will have housed over 5,000 butterflies. In September, there will be a tag and release event to track the Monarchs as they migrate.

Adult Ticket $8
Child Ticket (4-11yo) $6
3 & under FREE

Adult Season Pass $35 (12+yo) | Child Season Pass $25 (4-11yo)

unlimited admission throughout the season, 10% discount on plants on scheduled butterfly release dates, 50% off special butterfly house events (such as feeding days)