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    Butterfly Farms and Gardens in the Philippines

    Tutubi, whose name came the Filipino word for dragonfly, is actually fond of butterflies, the most beautiful and colorful members of the insect world. Though still not equipped for it for it needs expensive telephoto lenses, he intends to pursue butterfly watching as a hobby besides travel and photography someday.

    The Philippines is endowed with so many species of the six-legged creatures with colorful wings and a few days lifespan, some species probably yet to be discovered and documented.

    The butterfly garden list below "spidered" from their official websites, and needs to be updated from time to time. These butterfly farms, besides being educational destinations for field trips, also double as suppliers of live butterfly release during weddings, and other events.

    On butterfly releases, probably due to ignorance of most people, the released butterflies have very slim chance of surviving and multiplying in the area where they're released due to the absence of the host plants to lay their eggs on and their caterpillars need to survive. This is the way nature designed it, a butterfly species needs a specific partner plant (called host plant) to survive in this world, take away the host plant, you kill the butterfly (or drive them to extinction). That's why the presence of butterflies in an area is a sign of good ecological health of the place besides acting as an indicator of how clean the air is for they're also very sensitive to changes in the environment.

    the common black and white butterfly called paper kite with scientific name Idea Leuconoe


    Metro Manila Butterfly Farms:

    The Orchidarium and Butterfly Pavilion
    Orosa Street and Finance Drive
    Rizal Park (Luneta), Manila, Philippines
    Tel. No.: +63.2.527.6376; +63.2.527.6378
    Admission: PhP100
    How to get there: it's walking distance from LRT UN Avenue station. Jeepneys with Taft or Mabini signboards will pass by the place. It's beside the Chinese Garden in Luneta.

    World of Butterflies Marikina
    Champagnat corner Ordonez Sts
    Brgy. Marikina Heights, Marikina City
    Telephone No.: +63.2.941.3747
    PhP20 for students, senior citizens and Marikina residents
    PhP40 for tourists and visitors

    Butterfly Garden
    Rainforest Park, Pasig City
    Metro Manila, Philippines

    Butterfly Farm at Bio Research
    Sucat Road, Paranaque

    Butterfly Farms Outside Metro Manila:

    Butterfly Garden, PACEM Ecology Park
    Center for Peace and Ecology
    Assumption Antipolo
    Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City
    Website: http://www.pacem-ecopark.org/
    Tel. No.: +63.2.696.3274; +63.2.697.2354
    Open From Monday to Friday, from 8.00am to 3.30pm
    On Saturdays from 8.30am to 12.00noon
    Remarks: includes a mini zoo, herbal garden, and museum of seashells

    Butterfly Farm at Paradise Ranch Clark
    Sacobia Valley,
    Clarkfield, Pampanga
    Tel. No.: +63.45.625.6696; +63.45.625.6698; +63.45.-889.8245 (up to 48)

    Camp John Hay Butterfly Sanctuary
    Little Mermaid Garden
    Ordonio Drive, Baguio City, Philippines
    Website: http://www.campjohnhay.com

    Pulilan Butterfly Haven
    Pulilan, Bulacan, Philippines
    Website: http://www.pulilanbutterfly.ph
    http://www.webmaxphil.com/pbh/index.htm

    Dioko Resort and Butterfly Farm
    Brgy. San Joaquin, San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines
    Email: diokoresbfly@hotmail.com
    Tel. No.: +63.49.800.4542; +63.49.800.4543

    The Butterfly Farm
    Island Cove Resort and Leisure Park
    Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite, Philippines
    Website: http://www.islandcovephil.com

    Butterfly Kingdom
    inside the Paradise Ranch, Clark, Pampanga

    Butterfly Garden at Camp John Hay
    P40 entrance fee

    Butterfly Garden, Subic Bay
    near Zoobic Safari
    Entrance Fee: P50

    Flora Farm(Butterfly House)
    Ilanin Forest, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, sell live butterflies
    Cel number: 09088728656
    09087308269
    09062592318
    email: beth_heitzmann@yahoo.com

    Butterfly Garden
    Paradizoo, Tagaytay City

    LAG Butterfly Farm and Garden
    Elm St, Greenwoods Subd, Batangas City, Batangas
    Tel. No.: +63.43.722.2771
    Website: http://www.philippinebutterfly.com

    LAG Butterfly Farm and Garden
    Gasan, Marinduque
    Website: http://www.philippinebutterfly.com

    Butterflies of Marinduque
    Pangi, Gasan, Marinduque, Philippines
    Website: http://butterfliesofmarinduque.com

    Palawan Butterfly Garden
    Puerto Princessa City, Palawan, Philippines

    Boracay Butterfly Garden
    Bolabog Beach, Boracay Island
    5608 Malay, Aklan, Philippines
    Tel: +63.36.288.6701
    Mobile: +63.918.329.4233; +63.917.464.6486
    Email: boracaybutterfly@yahoo.com
    Website: http://bbg.boracayinfo.net

    Butterfly Farm
    Sagbayan, Bohol

    Simply Butterflies Conservation Center
    Poblacion, Bilar, Bohol, Philippines
    Tel. No.: +63.38.535.9400 (globelines)
    Mobile Number: 0928-5499-744
    Website: http://simplybutterfliesproject.com
    Remarks: This is a highly recommended visit for true blue butterfly enthusiasts being an open garden i.e. without the enclosures of most butterfly farms thereby attracting even rare, high-flying butterfly species.

    Exotic Butterfly Philippines
    Taculing, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
    Website: http://www.exotic-butterfly.buildtolearn.net/

    Bandilaan Butterfly Farm
    Siquijor, Negros Oriental, Philippines
    Mount Bandilaan National Park
    Remark: under Julian Jumalon Foundation

    WHS Butterfly Farm
    Barangay Pangi, 4 kilometers north of the town of Gasan, Marinduque, Philippines
    Website: http://www.marinduque-butterfly.com

    Island Butterflies Farm
    Cawit, Boac, Marinduque, Philippines
    Email: island_butterflies@yahoo.com
    Website: http://www.freewebs.com/island_butterflies/

    Grand Villa Resort and Butterfly Farm
    Purok 2 Brgy. Tranca, Bay, Laguna, Philippines
    Directions: It is that road from the high way leading to Sto. Tomas, Batangas, after the rail road

    Paru Parong Bukid Conservation Center
    Brgy. Lukay, Babatngon, Leyte
    owned by Doc Gil Asoy

    Mindanao Butterfly Farms:

    Butterfly House and Farm
    Davao RiverFront Corporate City
    Diversion Road, Ma-a, Davao City

    Butterfly Far
    Holcim Philippines
    Lugait, Misamis Oriental

    Butterfly Sanctuary
    Malagos Garden Resort
    Malagos, Baguio District, Calinan, Davao City, Philippines
    Website: http://www.malagos.com

    Hardin Maria Clara Lobregat
    Pasonanca Park, Zamboanga City

    Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary
    Cebu. An open garden sanctuary by Julian Jumalon, a butterfly expert (lepidopterist)

    Unconfirmed: Hacienda Escudero, Tagaytay, Subic,

    UPDATED: April 2011

    Sources:
    official websites, Kay Susan Tayo and postings from paro-parozzi yahoogroups (join this yahoogroups if you're also interested in watching butterflies in their natural habitat, name came from paru-paro, the Filipino word for butterflies (蝴蝶 in Chinese, 蝶 in Japanese , 나비 in Korean, papillon in French, Schmetterling in German, farfalla in Italian and mariposa in Spanish)

    COMING SOON:

    Tutubi Butterfly Garden
    ...have a feeling butterflies and dragonflies don't go well together :P
    plus more butterfly pictures and trivia on later posts

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 7:42 PM,

    46 Comments:

    At Oct 25, 2008, 9:39:00 PM, Blogger Dennis Villegas said...

    Wow, this is cool, will try to visit a few of these gardens soon..I wonder if there are gardens for dragonflys. i love dragonflys you know. i used to catch them in the grasses and put some string in the tail with a small colored paper

     
    At Oct 26, 2008, 11:16:00 AM, Blogger Sidney said...

    I even think a lot of those butterflies are exported abroad.

     
    At Oct 26, 2008, 2:44:00 PM, Blogger tutubi said...

    dennis, afaik no gardens for dragonflies unless you make one. dragonflies live near swamps, ponds and watery areas and spend much of their lifetime as nymphs living underwater before developing their wings and becoming full-grown dragonflies

    sidney, yes. some of them export live butterflies. Recommend against live releases though for introducing new species may do more harm than good...

     
    At Oct 27, 2008, 12:09:00 AM, Blogger the donG said...

    thanks for this directory. i was able to visit the one in mambucal in negros.

     
    At Oct 27, 2008, 3:15:00 PM, Blogger Nyl said...

    i have long wanted to visit butterfly garden here in Davao. i hope i can give my self enough break for that. very nice capture you have.

     
    At Oct 27, 2008, 8:35:00 PM, Blogger tutubi said...

    the dong, i've visited quite a few but haven't been able to blog them :(

    nyl, i intend to return sa davao to explore more places :P

     
    At Oct 27, 2008, 9:12:00 PM, Blogger salingPUSA said...

    this is a very intensive research on butterfly farms in the Phils. nice, nice. Been in rainforest park Pasig couple of times but didn't notice the butterfly garden there....or maybe I was not looking.hehe

     
    At Oct 28, 2008, 7:49:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    I tried to take photos of butterflies, but unfortunately none of my shots have passed my "strict" standards :D. I guess I should practice some more.

    I do love going to butterfly habitats too.

     
    At Oct 28, 2008, 11:13:00 AM, Blogger r-yo said...

    my place in QC is just a stone's throw away from the butterfly garden. kakahiya, i've never been there. but i'll make sure i'd visit it come december. madala na rin ang macro lens. he he

     
    At Oct 28, 2008, 10:18:00 PM, Anonymous travelphilippines said...

    i still remember the butterfly farm that we have visited during our field trip in high school butterfly are so beautiful.

     
    At Oct 29, 2008, 8:27:00 AM, Anonymous kyels said...

    I like butterflies pero I don't have the guts to go near them simply b/c I'm afraid I might accidentally hurt them. It's silly but yeah. Heh.

     
    At Oct 29, 2008, 10:28:00 AM, Blogger Mitz said...

    wow, you have a comprehensive list here! i've been to the island cove butterfly garden. mahirap sila kunan ng pic. hehe.

     
    At Oct 31, 2008, 11:08:00 PM, Blogger tin-tin said...

    diba mabilis sila mamatay?

    sa dami ng nilista mo, yung sa subic at palawan lang napuntahan ko.

    meron din sa aklan sa... villa sampaguita ba yon? basta yon.. hehehe. pero super small lang yon :)

     
    At Nov 1, 2008, 10:59:00 AM, Blogger tutubi said...

    salingPusa, note that using a DSLR at pasig park requires a permit, however stupid that is. administrators still think only pros have what guards call "big cameras"

    photo cache, it requires long lenses and patience. i need to buy a new lens to pursue it :(

    r-yo, wala kasi butts sa japan? or konti lang?

    travelphilippines, so beautiful, right? and the myth that butterflies cause blindness when touched is silly. I prefer the myth to stay for people to just marvel at them instead of catching them

    kyels, just take their pictures :P

    Mitz mahirap kunan ng point and shoot yun dapat malayo ka or anticipate them to land on a flower

    tin-tin, yes, ilang araw lang lifespan nila

     
    At Nov 14, 2008, 9:57:00 PM, Anonymous Donsky said...

    I've been to Grand Villa Resort and Butterfly Farm in Bay, Laguna and the place is really lovely. The butterfly garden is not that big but cosy and relaxing. Aside from the farm you can tour the whole place on their jeepney, see the animals in their small zoo, play paintball with your family or colleagues and just enjoy swimming on their large pools. They also have cute nipa huts if you want to stay overnight.

     
    At Nov 14, 2008, 10:06:00 PM, Blogger tutubi said...

    donsky, i intend to visit it in the near future. bay is near my hometown :P

     
    At Mar 24, 2009, 4:27:00 PM, Anonymous kyle said...

    sir ask ko lang po pag commute from alabang ano po sasakyan papauntang grand villa resort and butterfly farm in laguna?we're planning to go there this coming holy week..thanks in advance!

     
    At Mar 24, 2009, 8:53:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    kyle, from Alabang to Bay, board a bus going to Sta. Cruz, non-aircon via HM Transit (aircon buses to Sta Cruz of HM Transport and Green Star don't pass by Alabang ilalim) then drop off in Bay town center. In Bay, hire a tricycle to take you there or ask around. An alternative is to board buses to Calamba, then transfer to a jeepney going to Sta. Cruz then request the driver/conductor to drop you off in Bay.

     
    At Dec 28, 2009, 9:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    nakakabili din ba dun sa mga butterfly farm?
    kasi i'm planning to buy as a part of a surprise gift?
    papakawalan din just to make the momment romantic...

     
    At Dec 30, 2009, 10:07:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, some of them sell live butterflies for releasing during special occasions :P

     
    At Jan 7, 2010, 1:47:00 PM, Anonymous Nick Matyas said...

    It's really an impressive posting. I liked it & think that it will be helpful for others. Keep up the good work. Good luck.

    Web Royalty

     
    At May 28, 2010, 12:18:00 PM, Anonymous elizabeth lumawig-heitzmann said...

    Please be advised that the butterfly houses formerly located at elliptical road and manila seedling bank, q.c. are no longer existing. The current butterfly house is now at Ilanin Forest , Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Office address: 6A William St., Carmel 3, Tandang Sora Ave.,Q.C, Contact Nos. 9223443, 0908730829, 09062592318.

     
    At Jun 23, 2010, 3:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Butterfly Kingdom inside the Paradise Ranch (an NGO inside Clark, Pampanga) is the biggest butterfly garden in the entire Philippines. It comes with many species this NGO cultivates and imports from other farms, a man made vulcano with very attractive Koi fish. In addition to theButterfly Kingdom there is a resort, bird, reptile and other wildlife conservation inside and a seperate Zoo in the facility. Villas, dorms and campasite are also available. The park is promoting environmental conservation and its "work for food or school program" by providing jobs to individuals who wants to help themselves. You will not only enjoy this 35 hectare facility becasue of its beauty and humble mission but the VIEW overlooking the Clark area and the mountains is way too cool para kang nasa Tagaytay....

     
    At Sep 20, 2010, 3:07:00 PM, Anonymous Elizabeth lumawig=heitzmann said...

    Dear Readers:

    The new contact numbers of the Flora Farm(Butterfly House) are the following:
    Cel # 09088728656
    09087308269
    09062592318
    email: beth_heitzmann@yahoo.com

    We maintain the butterfly house now located at Ilanin Forest, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, sell live
    butterflies for special occassions and offer seminars on butterfly breeding and techniques on butterfly preservation used in butterfly frames,and insect collection used in butterfly museums.

     
    At Dec 13, 2010, 10:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    the one in Palawan is already closed. The newly renovated one and is running for almost 13years now is THE PALAWAN BUTTERFLY GARDEN they don't advertise. news only travel trough word of mouth. they have other insects too and are going to put up an insect museum. it is owned by a family of butterfly specialists for two generations. Each province has their own species of butterflies so it's nice to butterfly garden hop and compare!

     
    At Mar 8, 2011, 9:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    May we be informed if you have materials/place/location in Phils. on the breeding of FIREFLIES.

    Thanks

    Rebecca N. Fonollera
    Zamboanga City
    e-mail ad: beckyfonollera@yahoo.com

     
    At Apr 13, 2011, 8:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    kung gusto po ninyong bumili ng dried and live butterfly,at pupa maari nyo po akong tawagan sa 09292445713,09493092001.

     
    At May 2, 2011, 9:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi im neftali from Davao gusto ko po sanang pumunta sa WHS Butterfly Garden on June 2011. Ito po ang Cel# ko 09077584997 or you can email me neftalenz_09@yahoo.com

     
    At Jun 2, 2011, 6:54:00 PM, Anonymous stop snoring aid said...

    Philippines is one of the best vacation destinations..It is a cool and soothing place to visit..I really like such kind of places..Thanks for sharing such information..

     
    At Jun 15, 2011, 2:16:00 PM, Anonymous cityville secrets said...

    This site is really amazing..I like Philipines a lot...Its beaches and its natural beauty..

     
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    This site is amazing..All the places with a beach are great..I love them..

     
    At Jun 18, 2011, 11:18:00 PM, Anonymous Trish said...

    Hello. I'm interested in making my own insect collection. Would you know where I could buy materials for collecting and storing insects here in Metro Manila? Thanks.

     
    At Sep 5, 2011, 3:55:00 AM, Anonymous employment visa said...

    I think what he meant was that every time that we do not pay attention ~ we miss. And the same applies to giving to others. If you just give us money ~ we are simply not giving our full attention to the issue we are trying to solve or for the person we are trying to help.

     
    At Sep 13, 2011, 3:01:00 PM, Anonymous Abdel Aziz said...

    i am currently looking for a butterfly specialist to work in Dubai. Able to breed butterfly at different stages. should anyone be interested, email me at abzlim@Yahoo.com

     
    At Nov 18, 2011, 7:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i need a butterfly for wedding this comming dec 10...asap.09173818393

     
    At Jul 25, 2012, 1:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    breeder po ako ng butterfly pwede po bang mag apply sa inyo?cell#09384053929

     
    At Aug 24, 2012, 4:12:00 PM, Anonymous military college scholarships said...

    Very useful information you have posted here. It seems that you have taken so much efforts to research and to get the information about this topic.

     
    At Sep 14, 2012, 7:04:00 PM, Anonymous cufflinks said...

    I truly agreed that it is very necessary to educating the public about the importance of preserving the state's natural environment. To spread the awareness of butterfly-farm you need to arrange different educational programs thorough which every one can learn so many new things.

     
    At Nov 29, 2012, 1:29:00 PM, Anonymous personalized playing cards said...

    Butterflies needs the a natural environment where they can thrive without any need for enclosures. In this farms butterflies are bred and then raised for sale.

     
    At Jan 8, 2013, 10:49:00 AM, Blogger sharon alvarez said...

    Is there a butterfly farm in tagaytay?

     
    At May 7, 2013, 11:39:00 AM, Anonymous Elizabeth Heitzmann said...

    The Butterfly Garden Subic also has a website:
    http://butterflygardensubic.weebly.com/
    Currently it is being rehabilitated and will probably open again by July 2013.

    There is also a Butterfly Garden in operation on Boracay Island (beside Club 10 and Galaxy Resort, Station 1). For further inquiries phone +63 (0) 9088728656.

     
    At Jul 23, 2014, 9:01:00 PM, Anonymous marcus ned said...

    this site is good, very informative..just would like to inquire how to be included in the list of butterfly farms in the country..im from marinduque, a butterfly breeder since young age also would like to sell live, dried butterflies and even pupae. if someone is interested kindly email me:marcus_ned@yahoo.com/contact me at 09081977123

     
    At Feb 27, 2016, 2:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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    At Feb 27, 2016, 2:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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    At Feb 27, 2016, 2:11:00 PM, Blogger Danielle Monteza said...

    Saan o sino po pwede kong icontact sa taculing bacolod city gusto ko po sanang umorder.

     
    At Feb 27, 2016, 2:14:00 PM, Blogger Danielle Monteza said...

    Good day! Paano o sino po pwede kong macontact sa taculing bacolod city? Gusto ko po sanang umorder.

     

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