Butterfly Pavilion

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United States of America - Colorado - Westminster

Institution Code:

BGCI Member: No

About the Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Pavilion fosters an appreciation of butterflies and other invertebrates while educating the need for conservation of threatened habitats around the world.

Main Address:
Butterfly Pavilion
6252 W. 104th Avenue
Colorado 80020 United States of America

Telephone: (303) 469-5441
URL: www.butterflies.org
Primary Email: marketing@butterflies.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Patrick Tennyson President/CEO
    Curator's Name: Amy Yarger, Director of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 9
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Zoological Institution
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1995
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Total Area: 10 Hectares
    Latitude: 39.8870270
    Longitude: -105.0666761
    Annual Rainfall: 330 mm
    Altitude: 1760.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 777 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 300000
    Number of Volunteers: 120

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 478
  • Special Collections:Butterfly Pavilion plant collections primarily create habitat for butterflies and other invertebrates, whether in a simulated tropical rainforest, educational gardens or with native plants on the shortgrass prairie.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes