Gardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol CymruNational Botanic Garden of WalesNational Botanic Garden of Wales

Butterfly House – Plas Pilipala

Come and experience our new butterfly house – Plas Pilipala

This hot and steamy glasshouse is alive with a kaleidoscope of colourful butterflies from across the tropical world.

Highlights include

  • Huge blue Amazonian morphos
  • Great eggfly butterflies that swoop past palms and orchids
  • Butterflies with see-through wings
  • Butterflies that mimic the colours of poisonous bugs
  • A butterfly feeding area (the Butterfly Café) where diners include the Postman, the Tree Nymph, Sara Longwing and Doris
  • Special butterfly family activities throughout the school summer holidays

Where is it?

Plas Pilipala is the huge glasshouse inside the Double Walled Garden.

Who designed this Tropical House?

It was world-renowned Welsh architect John Belle, celebrated for his restoration of some of the most famous landmarks in the USA including New York’s Grand Central Station Terminal & the National Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island.