It is the largest open-air butterfly house in the United States!
Just inside the garden entrance is one of the most beautiful sights we have seen, it is the Purdy Butterfly House at Huntsville Botanical Garden!
The Purdy Butterfly House, the nation’s largest open-air butterfly house, opens on May 1 and through September is home to 1,500 butterflies, as well as turtles, button quail, frogs, and other critters. A series of butterfly releases are scheduled during the season (see dates below) during which visitors can take part in an environmentally safe restoration of the indoor butterfly population.
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 annually. Garden admission fees or membership include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House.
2019 Butterfly Releases:
Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day Brunch & Butterfly Release) from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: Huntsville Botanical Garden