The Annual Butterfly Dedication & Release
2017 Butterfly Release Confirmed For 16th July
The most important date in our calendar is the Annual Butterfly Dedication and Release.
This is a truly special day where the Butterflies Community comes together in one place, to picnic, to chat, to catch up with some fun in the sun. Importantly though it is also the opportunity to dedicate a butterfly in the name of a special loved one and to release it in the summer sunshine in a moment of quiet, special and unique remembrance.
Each year we receive our batch of caterpillars, nurture them in nursery nets until they pupate and then when the magic happens and they emerge as Painted Lady butterflies they are then ready for release. We gather altogether one summers day in a very special place, we eat and chat, and after a blessing for the butterflies each family will get the opportunity then to release their very own butterfly in a quiet corner of the gardens.
This event grows year on year after humble beginnings, and will continue as long as families find comfort and support from such a simple and unique experience.