The Butterfly Effect - Congresbury

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The Butterfly Effect - Congresbury
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Looking for: Animals & Farms, Indoor Play Areas
Address: Roundtrees Garden Centre
Smallway
Congresbury
Somerset
Postcode: BS49 5AA
Age Group: Toddlers, 3-5, 6-9
Kids Activity: Indoors
Telephone: 01934 834448
Website: Click Here


The aim of this project is to provide an inspirational facility that can be enjoyed by all the family. We hope that people of all ages will get pleasure from seeing unusual plants and animals in a more natural setting.

But by demonstrating some of the little known relationships between plants of different genera, plants and fungi, plants and animals and plants with their environment we will inspire the naturalists of tomorrow.

We hope to have the support of our local education authority and visits from local schools once we are fully operational. We are prepared to work very closely with teachers to make visits enjoyable, entertaining and instructive.

We are hoping that this tropical butterfly house will be only the first part of a larger venture.

If all goes well, we plan to build an outdoor butterfly garden to attract our lovely native butterflies like Red Admirals, Peacocks, Brimstones and Painted Ladies to name but a few. This will include not only the flowering plants that attract butterflies but also the food plants that their larvae feed on like fennel, privet, stinging nettle and poplar.

Later we hope to build a beetle garden. Did you know that we have over 4000 species of beetles native to our islands? Some we all know well like ladybirds and may bugs, but others are seldom seen although they are often in our gardens and ponds.



Open from 2 April to 30 October
Come and see a wonderful display of butterflies and moths in our own tropical rainforest

Wander through our diverse planting of tropical trees, shrubs and climbers including many rare passion flowers from the National Collection of Passiflora

Watch ravenous caterpillars munch their way through leaf after leaf, barely pausing for breath!

Witness butterflies emerging from their chrysalises

Spot the terrapins basking in the sun
Visit our gift shop for a wide range of butterfly, natural history and educational gifts, posters and souvenirs

Birthday parties by arrangement.

Entrance Fees:
Adults £4.95
Children and concessions £3.95
Senior Citizens / Disabled £4.25
Families (2 adults + 2 children) £13.75
Free entry for children aged 2 and under

Season Tickets:
Single £19.50
Family £55

Group Rates:
Adults £4
Children £3.50
Senior Citizens / Disabled £3.75

Opening hours:
Daily 10am to 4.30pm
Closed on Easter Sunday.