Butterfly House – Plas Pilipala

Come and experience our butterfly house – Plas Pilipala

This hot and steamy glasshouse is alive with a kaleidoscope of colourful butterflies from across the tropical world. However, from Monday January 14, Plas Pilipala – our tropical butterfly house – will be closed for spring cleaning. There is key landscaping work, replanting and a ‘deep clean’ to be done so, unfortunately, we cannot have visitors in the House while the work is going on. We apologise for the inconvenience. Plas Pilipala will reopen in time for the Easter holidays. Don’t worry, it will be here before we know it.

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.