Watch the Miracle of Metamorphosis in your own home

This educational kit gives children and families an unforgettable opportunity to watch caterpillars change into chrysalides and then emerge as beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies. Raise and feed your very own butterflies and then release them into the wild! The entire transformation from caterpillar to adult butterfly takes about three to five weeks.

See An Amazing Transformation

5 caterpillars (a live butterfly culture) will arrive in a clear plastic cup with all of the nutritious food they need. Place the cup in a safe place away from direct sunlight. The caterpillars will remain in the cup and will eat, spin silk and grow to TEN times their original size! After seven to ten days they will hang upside down and harden into chrysalides

Raise Your Very Own Butterflies

The Butterfly Garden Habitat is a reusable, cylindrical mesh container perfect for up close butterfly viewing! Once the chrysalides have hardened, gently move them to the pop-up butterfly habitat. It will take about seven to ten more days for them to complete the transformation to adult butterflies. Everyone will want to keep a close eye on the habitat so they can witness the fascinating birth of their Painted Lady Butterflies.

The Live Butterfly Garden Includes:


  • Pop-up, reusable 30cm tall mesh habitat perfect for butterfly viewing!
  • Feeding Pipette
  • Complete Instructions
  • Certificate to send off for 5 caterpillars*

*Please note that the caterpillars are not in the box you will need to order them either online or through the post with the enclosed certificate, when you are ready to receive them. Please note with all the Insect Lore kits there is an additional postage charge of £2.99 for the caterpillars. This is the case for everyone who retails the Butterfly Garden (some people  just fail to mention it!)