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 exhibit. Discover which pollinator species you can attract and learn about the butterfly-friendly plants that work best in your landscape.
The plant sale is held outside the Museum’s front entrance near the picnic area, 10 a.m. to 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
May 17 – 18
Remember that supplies are limited, so come early if there is a species you really want.
Help close the gap between urban students and nature
The 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.