Interested in attracting butterflies to your property? The Florida Museum offers native, nectar, host and accent plants for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Florida Museum’s Butterfly Rainforest. Find out which species you can attract and learn about butterfly-attracting plants that are proven winners!

The plant sale is held outside the Museum’s front entrance near the picnic area, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Prices: Plant prices start at $3 for a 4″ pot and most 1-gallon pots are $6 each. Larger sizes may be available ranging from $12 to $18 for a 3-gallon pot.

Availability: Fifteen plants will be featured each week

Please Note:  Effective Aug. 3, Butterfly Plant Sales will be held only on Friday and Saturday each week. We apologize for the inconvenience.

October 26th and 27th

Below you will find the species we will have for sale this weekend.  Remember that supplies may be limited on any of these plants.

View Full Plant List

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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.

Museum scientists partnered with Duval and Williams elementary schools to open children’s eyes to the unique metamorphosis that occurs during butterfly development and the responsibilities involved in caring for a garden. The Museum is now raising funds and requesting donations of plants to create additional butterfly gardens throughout the Alachua County area.

Read more 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.