Interested in attracting butterflies to your property? We offer native, nectar, host and accent plants for purchase daily in our gift shop and also host big semiannual outdoor plant sales with more than 100 species available.

Discover which pollinator species you can attract and learn about the butterfly-friendly plants that work best in your landscape. Proceeds benefit the Florida Museum’s Butterfly Rainforest exhibit.

Semiannual Plant Sale

Join us for our Spring Plant Sale held on April 19-21, 2024! While we won’t be hosting a big fall plant sale this year, we will have a selection of plants in our gift shop daily, and you can find our team at the Kanapaha Fall Plant Sale, Oct 21-22, 2023.

Daily in the Gift Shop

Our butterfly plant sales have moved inside where you can find a selection of plants DAILY now! Visit our Collectors Shop just inside our front entrance to see what is available today. Below is what is likely available but supplies are limited so when a species is gone, it will be replaced with a new species.


Expected for sale at Kanapaha Fall Plant Sale and Orchid Show


Help close the gap between urban students and nature

Kids planting in a potThe Florida Museum of Natural History is raising funds and accepting plant donations for butterfly gardens in area schools.

The Butterfly Garden program brings Florida Museum educators and scientists to Alachua County schools, community centers and afterschool programs to plant butterfly gardens and conduct workshops on pollinators and insects.

Read more about this program or donate today! Donations may be made online, by visiting the Florida Museum’s plant sale or by calling the Museum Collectors Shop, 352-273-2041.