We are a Not for Profit Organization (501c3).   We do not receive any funds from state or local government entities.  We rely strictly on admissions and private donations.

We could not do our vital work without your help. Thank you so much for your support.

Open 10 am - 3 pm Tuesday - Sunday

Closed Mondays

Volunteers Always Needed:

Please call 239-690-2359


Free butterfly garden classes!


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THRIFTY GARDEN 239-202-022

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​Butterfly Release Daily 10:30 AM

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  • Continuous Guided Tours All Day
  • Native Butterfly Breeding Facility
  • Community Outreach
  • Butterfly Release
  • Veterans Free Everyday
  • Butterfly and Caterpillar ID
  • Consulting Services
  • Events
  • Order Butterflies
  • Butterfly Nutrition

Thrifty Garden

Our purpose is to expose as many people as we can to the importance of Florida's incredible butterflies. We hope to inspire as many people as we can to plant butterfly gardens to support and increase natural populations. Please join us for a beautiful and educational visit.

Hours of Operation - Tuesday - Sunday ​10 am - 3 pm


​​CLOSED Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day *

* ​Any other days will be announced


1815 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL  33901
​Parking on Hough Street