Butterflies are back at the Botanical Garden

Butterflies Go Free is an annual tradition where hundreds of butterflies flit around visitors at the Main Exhibition Greenhouse

Photo by Andre Sarrazin

Need a break from wintry weather? Let beautiful butterflies, fragrant flowers and blessed heat lift your spirits at the Botanical Gardens’ annual Butterflies Go Free event.

From February 22 to April 29, 2018 enjoy a soothing walk through the Main Exhibition Greenhouse while hundreds of brightly coloured butterflies flutter around you. A “relaxation zone” is available at the centre of the greenhouse where you can breathe deep and imagine you are already enjoying the warm summer days to come.

Nature interpreters will be on hand to answer any questions about butterflies, caterpillars, metamorphosis and other related topics. In a new activity, nature educators will show visitors how to create an environment suitable for butterflies to thrive in at home in the city.

The Botanical Garden is located at 4101 Sherbrooke St. E., in Montreal. It is closed on Mondays until May 14, except for March 5 (spring break). On all other days, it is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission includes access to the Insectarium, outdoor gardens and greenhouses, and ranges from $10.25 for children to $20.50 for adults, with discounts for Quebec residents. The family rate is $56.75 or $44.25 for Quebec residents. Children under 5 get in free.

For more information, call 514-868-3000 or visit the website.

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