João Pedro Cardoso da Conceição Butterfly Garden
The Butterfly Garden is temporarily closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
March to June and October to November: Wednesday to Sunday - 10:00am to 1:00pm | 2:00pm to 4:00pm
July to September: Wednesday to Sunday - 10:00am to 1:00pm | 2:00pm to 5:00pm
The Butterfly Garden, located in the Quinta de Rana Urban Park, is a butterfly hatchery - where visitors can observe the different stages of the life cycle of butterflies: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly.
The Butterfly Garden’s structure is unique and is visually reminiscent of a cocoon, in a metamorphosis stage. The interior includes a garden, with various species of local flora, where
butterflies can be see flying freely about. The site also includes a laboratory, whose function is to serve as a hatchery for eggs, larvae and pupae.
The Butterfly Garden introduces visitors to the different butterfly species found in the Cascais area, highlights the biology of this insect group and their link with plants, and offers visitors
an observation and learning experience that will awaken interest in Nature Conservation and Biodiversity.