Plan Your Visit


Wings, Warts and Wonder
Thursday May 1, 2014 - Monday September 29, 2014

Summer is a special time for fun! The Garden pops with color and surprises lurk around every corner. The Purdy Butterfly House, the nation’s largest seasonal butterfly house, and a unique Children’s Garden provide hours of entertainment and education.

Purdy Butterfly House

This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna.

The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September.

Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House.

Appropriate for all ages

Discover amazing things through fun, hands-on activities in the
Anderson Education Center, Purdy Butterfly House and Children’s Garden!

Discovering Butterflies & Other Pollinators
May 3 through August 2
Monday-Saturday, 9 am-4 pm; Sunday 12-4 pm
Discovery Cart in the Purdy Butterfly House

Discovering Birds
May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, 10 am
Discovery Cart in the Anderson Education Center

Discovering Reptiles
May 10, June 14, July 12, 10 am
Live turtle & snake demonstration in the Purdy Butterfly House

Discovering Fossils
May 17, June 21, July 19, 10 am
Discovery Cart in the Dinosaur Garden

Discovering Amphibians
May 24, June 28, July 26, 10 am
Live toad and frog demonstration in the Anderson Education Center


Purdy Butterfly House Season Opening Celebration & Children’s Garden Tea Party
Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Throughout the Garden

Celebrate the official seasonal Grand Opening of the Purdy Butterfly House with special activities for you and your families.

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