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February half term at Wisley is packed with free family events celebrating our beautiful Butterflies in the Glasshouse event. 

Join us, whatever the weather, to create butterfly-themed crafts in the Clore Learning Centre.

What's on when: 

Wellies planted with seedlings

Sow and grow a wellie with wildflowers
Sat 11, Sun 12 & Mon 13 Feb

Bring in an outgrown wellie to 'upcycle' by planting it with wildflower seeds to attract butterflies to your garden. Or you can sow into a pot (provided). 
10.30am - 12.30pm and 1 - 3.30pm

Rain stick decorated with butterflies 
Tues 14 & Wed 15 Feb

Make your own rain stick decorated with beautiful butterflies.
10.30am - 12.30pm and 1 - 3.30pm

Butterfly watering can 
Thurs 16 Feb

Decorate your own mini watering can with butterfly shapes.
10.30am - 12.30pm and 1 - 3.30pm

Handprint sunshine
Fri 17 Feb

Get your hands messy with colourful paints (aprons are provided).
10.30am - 12.30pm and 1 - 3.30pm

Bubble art butterfly
Sat 18 & Sun 19 Feb

Create your own bubble art painted butterfly.
10.30am - 12.30pm and 1 - 3.30pm

All activities are free with normal garden admission.

More half term fun

Try one of our drop-in activities, available any time during garden opening hours:

  • Visit the Butterfly Box and learn about the life cycle of the butterfly in four interactive zones. Track the complete metamorphosis from the egg, the caterpillar, the pupae and the unfurling butterfly.

  • Make the most of the great outdoors: build a den with sticks from the garden in the Wild at Wisley play area or walk through Wilson’s Wood and try some bird spotting at the bird hide.

Great Mormon 'Papilio memnon'

Plan your visit

Times: 9am - 4.30pm, 11 - 19 February  

Prices: Activities are free with normal garden admission (members visit free).

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