The Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden is no longer there. Unfortunately, the city of Holmes Beach removed it in 2016.
Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden
Step inside Anna Maria Islands butterfly conservatory to experience all the beauty. Natural delicacy of the plants and winged wonders flutter around this lush vivarium.
Located jat Holmes Beach City Hall the butterfly garden is a joint effort. Together the Beautification Committee, North American Butterfly Association’s Manasota Chapter, the Mayor, volunteers and Island Veterans helped. It opened in 2000 and has been flourishing ever since.
Stroll among the aesthetic landscaping, personalized pavers, and natural floral scents. Also take a seat in one of the benches and enjoy the water fountain and the butterflies. Butterflies are most active during the daytime and there is a variety of about 18,000 of them in the world. Individually colored scales make up their gorgeous wings. This also gives some of them their awesome iridescent coloring. Remember even though the butterflies are beautiful one touch can ruin them forever. The same powdery scales that give them their pretty coloring will rub off with one touch. They will never be able to fly again leaving them easy pray for hungry Island birds.
The Anna Maria Island butterfly garden is a great place to stop and smell the flowers, read a book, and you may even get inspired to start one back home. They are very easy to create and provide a family fun activity that you can enjoy year after year!