Gardens and Conservatory
This beautiful Downtown Fort Myers River District attraction features a glass Butterfly Conservatory with cascading waterfalls, lush tropical nectar gardens, and butterflies and is a delightful to visit. It is also home to The Florida Native Butterfly Society Conservatory, an organization whose mission is to protect and raise the Florida Native Butterfly species through education, preservation and creating more green space
There is a Nature Interpretive Center where visitors can learn about how butterflies evolve from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis and then emerge as beautifully colored butterflies. Educational tours at The Butterfly Estates are offered daily in a hands-on, natural park atmosphere promoting conservation. Take a naturalist-led or customized tour, and of course you can explore on your own. Read The Butterfly Estates featured blog article – click here!
The Butterfly Estates also offers special events throughout the year. View the events calendar.
The Butterfly Estates Shops and Restaurants
The Shops at The Butterfly Estates include Mother Nature’s Gift Shop, ZCrepes Café, and The Gathering Place restaurants.