Kew garden’s butterfly house

Nothing looks as elegant as a butterfly’s dance. The fluttering of wings is a poem in itself.

Step in the tropical conservatory and you will come across fabulous butterflies flying free right around you – a magical experience indeed. Some will go from flower to flower, otheres rest on a leaf, drink from a plate of fruit slices… Kids gasp amazed and cameras are zooming around. A gassed house presents a nature lesson: caterpillars preparing their silk cocoons, butterflies just coming out of their chrysalid.

Of course, the Natural History Museum also has a similar attraction -Butterfly explorers , open for the second year in a row. More central, exactly same principle. But it looks… temporary, the vegetation was planted only for a few months survival. @ Kew, the conservatory is there permanently, the vegetation is settled, here a lily pond, there tropical flowers blooming and at the back banana trees. Ideal and really tropical. The entry fee is more expensive (£13.50 for Kew against £6 for the Butterfly explorers) but you will access so much more – 121 acres of gardens, Victorian conservatories, promenade in the tree tops… A day will not be enough to see it all!

Kew gardens
Princess of Wales conservatory
Victoria Gate
Kew Road
Richmond
Surrey TW9 3AB

Fee to visit the whole park: £13.50/adult, kids go free.
Butterflies will happily fly around the conservatory until Sept 05, 2010.


Butterfly explorers
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW75BD

Until September 26, 2010
£6/adult, £4/child,  free for under 3s.

7 Responses to “Kew garden’s butterfly house ”

  • Emilie says:

    Incroyable…en plus les papillons se font de plus en plus rares de nos jours, ça donne envie.

  • Jane says:

    Butterflies are so elegant :

  • Chocoralie says:

    Mon amie Jane revient d’une promenade dans la reserve naturelle de Magdalen Hill Nature (pres de Winchester dans le sud): des milliers de papillons bleus… J’espere que le temps sera au rendez-vous dimanche pour aller y faire un tour…

  • nath says:

    je me rappelle que tu en avais parlé quand j’avais fait l’article sur le papillorama de Kerzers. Ce doit être un ensemble intéressant à visiter!

  • Chocoralie says:

    C’est vraiment une experience magique pour les enfants… Quel dommage qu’il n’y ait pas plus de serres aux papillons en Europe!

  • Mademoiselle says:

    C’est vraiment sublime, merci pour ce billet !

  • Chocoralie says:

    J’avoue ne jamais me lasser de ce spectacle…

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