Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve


Butterfly Garden

This butterfly garden was constructed to:

  • provide visitors with an area where they have a good chance of seeing wild animals
  • provide the reserve's butterflies and bees with a nectar source
  • show people how to attract butterflies to their own gardens
  • demonstrate the close relationship between plants & animals

    Because this demonstration area contains at least one of the caterpillar food plants of ALL of the butterflies that live in the British Isles, we think that this garden may be a world first!