Grow our Garden

Your gift, large or small, will grow at the National Butterfly Center!

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The gardens at the National Butterfly Center are a magnet for, and home to, literally thousands of butterflies from hundreds of species. We have created these spectacular gardens using plants native to south Texas and northern Mexico. In fact, we believe that the gardens at the Center are the largest gardens in the United States that showcase regionally native plants in a formal garden arrangement. Since planting these demonstration gardens, almost 200 kinds of butterflies have been seen at the National Butterfly Center.

Adopt a Bed

Planting and maintaining these gardens requires a tremendous amount of work and resources.  For this we need your assistance.

You can help us grow and maintain the gardens by adopting a bed for a one year or five year period. Choose the bed you wish to sponsor, and adopt it by making a donation in the dollar amount listed.  

In return for your support, an attractive sign will be placed in your bed that shows you have adopted it and sponsor its well-being. Click on the map shown here for more information on available beds, then call 956-583-5400 to speak with someone, personally, concerning your adoption. You may also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to make arrangements. We greatly appreciate your commitment, and look forward to taking great care of you in the process.

Transplant a Tree

Retama Tree $250
Wild Olive (Anacahuita) $250
Sabal Palm $250
Anaqua $250
Guayacan $250
Ebony $250
Guajillo $250
Granjeno $250
Willow $250

Feed our Growth!

You can support our seedlings and native plant species by planting a share of a garden.
Your contribution keeps our nursery going by helping us purchase containers and mulch, irrigation supplies, shade coverings and more.
Click here to make a minimum $10 donation and grow something good!

We are grateful for the support of:

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Inside the National Butterfly Center

Hours of Operation

September - March
8:00 - 5:00

April - August
8:00 - 5:00

Come See Us

National Butterfly Center
3333 Butterfly Park Drive
Mission, TX 78572
GPS Coordinates:
26.180243 -98.364973

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