Butterfly World

The Butterfly World Project was a visitor attraction in the village of Chiswell Green, on the outskirts of St Albans in Hertfordshire, UK, dedicated to showcasing and promoting learning about butterflies. It opened to the public in spring 2009. The site comprised a butterfly-shaped chalk garden, wildflower meadows designed to provide a habitat for butterflies, a shop, cafe and plant boutique.

The site consisted of 27 acres of specially created habitats, tropical butterfly house, wildflower meadows and designer gardens, all highlighting the beauty, importance and fragility of butterflies.

On 27 March 2015, Kim Wilde opened the Music Meadow, a new attraction at the Butterfly World project. She bashed out a tune on the seven giant instruments made from recycled and household materials. 

On 14 December 2015 the owners, Breheny Construction, announced that the project would close permanently, citing “a succession of trading losses” as the cause.