These are plants that attract butterflies for either laying eggs/larvae, and feeding caterpillars (host plants) or feeding adult butterflies (nectar plants).
Butterflies are beautiful and they can add value and enjoyment to almost any garden. We want to encourage the creation of natural habitats for the monarch and other native butterflies. If you plant it, they will come.
Have your share in enhancing the environment. Beautify your outdoor living space, creating an oasis for you and butterflies.
And it’s bigger and better than ever with so many activities for the whole family.
- A bouncy castle
- A photo booth with wings so you can dress up as your favourite butterfly.
- Schmuck Truck on Sunday starting at 11am
- Funny farm animals
- A visit to our Butterfly Conservatory
- Butterfly releases
- Caterpillars and chrysalises
Plus for a small fee, you can tag your own Monarch butterfly and release it into the breeze to start its long journey to Mexico.
Don’t miss our Monarch release, which will happen around 1:30pm – 2:00pm!
Bring some wonderment and beauty into your life. Butterflies are perfect for special occasions, memorial services, the classroom or just at home. And watching them hatch is an inspiration and wonder, no matter what age you are.
All of our butterflies, caterpillars and chrysalis are grown right here at Greenway.
Purchase a Butterfly kit for $18.99 and receive:
- One Monarch caterpillar
- One Terrarium Jar
- One milkweed plant to feed the caterpillar
- And Easy to follow instructions
Additional caterpillars, butterflies or chrysalis can be purchased for $9.99/each.
Both Monarch butterflies and caterpillar kits will be available for purchase while supplies last. Contact us for more information or visit our Kitchener garden centre this weekend!read more...
This year’s Butterfly Days are sure to be the best ones yet! Join us on September 24 and 25 to join in on the amazing Monarch migration as the butterflies start their long journey to Mexico for the winter.
This year there are many exciting things in store:
- Fun activities for the kids
- Dress up in some wings in our fun photo booth
- Tag a monarch and track the migration
- Visit our Butterfly Conservatory to see tropical butterflies
- Purchase a Monarch caterpillar kit
Don’t miss our Monarch release, which will happen around 1:30pm – 2:00pm! Contact us to learn more.read more...
Due to extreme heat, we’ve had to close down the butterfly conservatory. It will re-open in September. Please stay tuned for updates.
Butterfly Kits will be available starting on Labour Day, Monday, September 5. Kits costs $18.99 and include:
*The original advertised price was printed in error. Please note the correct price of $18.99 above*
- 1 monarch caterpillar in a jar
- A 1-gallon tropical milkweed plant
- Monarch information care sheet
- Monarch lifecycle poster
- Wildlife poster
Kits will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. No pre-orders or reservations will be taken. Come early so that you’re not disappointed!
Visit us at our Kitchener location to learn more!read more...
If you’re looking for a unique tour this summer, why not come visit us. We’re booking lots of groups in to visit the Nature Centre, Butterfly Conservatory and greenhouses.
Here’s what we’ll do for your group:
- Welcome on the bus,
- Talk about Butterfly gardening or other subject if desired.
- Entry in the Butterfly Conservatory
- Visit to the Butterfly Exposition
- Visit the 60,000 square foot greenhouse featuring Canada’s largest collection of butterfly plants.
Cost is $7.50 per person, plus HST. Contact us for more information or to book your group tour!read more...