Butterfly Garden & Pavilion (BG & P)

Come and visit Lebanon’s number one butterfly garden. Our butterfly garden is located on a spacious 2,000 square metre  hilltop in the Bekaa valley, in partnership with the West Bekaa Country Club. The butterfly garden will incorporate hundreds of native plants and a design that will preserve and accomodate much of the original habitat and plant communities, along with a greenhouse and 350 m of trails. Butterflies are indicators of the health of our environment. They are also pollinators and beneficial animals. All they need is sun, nectar, water, and adequate shelter. Come walk the trails and discover Lebanon’s butterflies. Watch them bask, mudpuddle, hilltop, and flutter around as emerging butterfly watchers. Look at them feeding on fruits and wildflowers and dancing in the sky. Learn about butterfly plants and the fun of butterfly gardening. Tour the botanical pavilion and enjoy our wildflowers and organic products. Help conserve butterflies with every visit! The Butterfly Garden & Pavilion will be launched in the spring of 2019 and be made open to the public. So come and bring your kids and friends along!

 

 

Butterfly Gardening Calendar 2018-2019 (click here)

 

Flowering and Sowing Times of Butterfly Plants 2018-2019 (click here)

 

Butterfly Plant Nursery Seed & Wildflower Catalogue (click here)

 

Butterfly Gift Shop Product Catalogue (click here)

 

 

Hours:

9-5 every day
February 20-November 1 of every year, the “butterfly season” when butterflies are active in good weather
Closed in the wintertime, when butterflies are hibernating and hiding from the cold
Landscaping, greenhouse work (sowing, planting, propagating, etc.), and maintenance all year round
Environmental training and recommendations available all year round

 

Fares:

5,000 LL per individual
10,000 LL per family
3,000 LL per child or student
Persons with disabilities are accepted FREE of charge
Special school discounts
Tourist discounts and packages

 

BG & P Features:

Butterfly Garden
Trails
Greenhouse & Botanical Garden
Lepidopterarium
Butterfly Plant Nursery
Basking Stations
Puddling Stations
Nectaring Stations
Environmental Interpretive Signs
Butterfly Gift Shop

 

BG & P Activities:

Outdoor educational courses
Training modules and workshops
Summer camps
Butterfly watching
Butterfly day camps
Butterfly plants spring ceremony
Almond festival & harvest

 

BG & P Training Courses In:

Responsible & organic farming
Recycling
Composting
Rainwater harvesting
Haymaking
Medicinal plants & ethnobotany
Seed harvesting
Beekeeping
Permaculture
Butterfly monitoring

 

Additional Activities:

Visiting archaeological sites
Birdwatching (migratory flyway)
Animal watching (otters, etc.)
Hiking
Bicycling
Camping
Snowshoeing
Mountain skiing
Roping
Wall climbing
Boating
Canoeing
Archery
Horseriding
Donkey-riding
Nature photography
Fruit picking & harvesting
Crafts
Carpets & weaving
Yoga
Music festivals
Meeting local shepherds & bedouins
Dining at ethnic restaurants

 

 

DIRECTIONS (click on each map):

 

From Beirut

From Sidon

From Tyre

From Baalbek

From Byblos

From Tripoli

 

 

BG & P GALLERY

 

 

 

 

 

Questions? Schedule a visit? Or need training? Email me Husein, the Lebanese Butterfly Gardener and BG & P Manager, click here

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