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SCHILLIGER GLAND: BUTTERFLY GREENHOUSE
Wednesday 08 September 2021

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https://www.schilliger.com

LA SERRE AUX PAPILLONS
GARDEN CENTER SCHILLIGER GLAND
FROM JULY 15 TO SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

In the setting of the flower market and on 200 m2, our gardeners and animal lovers have put all their talent together to create a natural biotope reproducing a climate favorable to butterflies, in a tropical and luxuriant environment. At the entrance of this space, you will first enter a night garden, territory of beautiful dreams with an ethereal charm. Fairy-like figures will be staged in a play of lights and colors. Back in the daytime, you will have the opportunity to learn more about this famous insect, notably through a quiz, while being subjugated by the splendor of the moment. Finally, end your visit on a gourmet note at Café Agnès and its terrace.

Rare species and host plants

Indian Monarch, Owl Butterfly, Great Glider, Blue Tiger, Morpho's Blue Guindineau are among the exotic specimens that you will be able to admire and approach thanks to the numerous feeding points installed in the greenhouse (fruit juice dishes, nectar and melliferous flowers). The "host" plants and flowers best suited to each butterfly species have been selected and planted one by one to come as close as possible to the real living conditions of these species. During your visit, you can also discover an incubation greenhouse where the mysterious process of chrysalis hatching takes place.

Origin of the butterflies

The butterflies presented here all come from the Oxfly breeding farm, an English specialist renowned worldwide for its work in favour of the reproduction and protection of butterflies. The chrysalises come from multigenerational breeding, carried out in the various Oxfly breeding farms in Thailand, Costa Rica and the Philippines. No collection in the wild is carried out. Moreover, no endangered butterfly species are sold. Active in the protection of the natural environment, the company is also committed to local populations, in Costa Rica for example, where it supports the culture of the Kasiri Indians, in partnership with the Nairi Foundation.

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Practical information

Butterfly greenhouse at the Garden Centre in Gland
From July 15 to September 15, 2021

Access via Route Suisse 40, 1196 Gland.
Open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.

FREE EVENT

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