Return of the Butterflies

A visual treat with more than 600 newly emerged butterflies in Costa Rica biome.

To celebrate the arrival of spring in a big way, Holden Forest & Gardens presents Return of the Butterflies at the Cleveland Botanical Garden – a visual treat with more than 600 newly emerged butterflies in Costa Rica biome.

The butterflies in the Costa Rica biome will bring the Glasshouse to life—amazing, colorful, moving, exhilarating life and you’ll see them actively searching for nectar as food sources, flying around.

You will be greeted with a stunning array of nearly 10 species of butterfly including:

  • Eliconius melpomene “Postman”
  • Caligo eurilochus “Giant Owl”
  • Dryas julia “Julia Longwing”
  • Heliconius charitonius “Zebra Longwing”
  • Siproeta epaphus “Rusty-Tipped Page”
  • Catonephele orites “Grecian Shoemaker”
  • Morpho peleides “Blue Morpho”
  • Siproeta stelenes “Malachite”

The acres and acres of outdoor gardens come to life during the spring. Fragrant blooms of snowflake Viburnums, the charming pinwheel-like blooms of Creeping Phlox and the annual tulip display will all be able to be enjoyed later this month.

Trees have their flowering season including the stunning Snow Fountain Weeping Cherryalong with the ephemeral blooms of the Apple Serviceberry. In the Gateway garden be sure to enjoy the subtle and compelling blooms of the Weeping Katsura tree. Just beyond the fence of White Oak Walk you can’t miss the dramatic yellows of daffodils situated like golden curtains for an iridescent blue stage of Siberian squill.

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