"Hi there Jon, my daughter was delighted with her butterfly garden and released them yesterday. Absolutely love the website, it's fantastic, I have recommended it to all our friends & family! We will all be regular customers now! The children are even saving their pocket money to purchase things they have seen on the site!" Sarah by email

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Educational Products - Our Butterfly and Ladybird Breeding Kits are popular with children and are ideal for classroom projects. 

 

To order kits on behalf of your school either :-

  • Fax your purchase order to 01493 750098 .
  • Post your purchase order to Green Gardener, Chandlers End, Mill Road, Stokesby, Gt Yarmouth NR29 3EY
  • Use the BUY buttons below and pay by Debit / Credit card. A full receipt will be included to allow you to claim the money back.


Our Helpline 01493 750061 is available 7 days a week, 8 am until late.
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N.B. Next term is the most popular term for raising butterflies and ladybirds, so to ensure delivery, order NOW for delivery next term i.e. w/c 17/04 or select your own date on the order confirmation screen.

Educational Accessories

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Butterfly Accessories. A range of accessories such as buttefly food & attractant, field guides and lifecycle models that can be used in the classroom along side the kits.

 

Butterfly Food and attractant - A unique blend of foods and vitamins suitable for feeding butterflies and moths. Also contains an attractant based on a natural plant extract it can be used to attract butterflies to the butterfly house. Use from spring onwards - simply mix 1 rounded teaspoon with water until fully dissolved and pour the mixture onto the sponge on the butterfly house and feeder.

 

Butterfly Seed Mixture - This seed mixture contain seeds from a variety of flowers that have been chosen as they have been shown to attract butterflies. The mixture includes 23 annual and perennial flowers, including anethum, trifolium, agrostemma and onobrychis and others appreciated by butterflies. This butterfly mixture will flower over a 2 year period - to keep your floral meadow flowering at its best, after the 1st years flowering, cut the flowers back to 10cm high and then remove the green waste after 10 days. The butterfly seeds arrive ready to sow in 7m2 boxes and can be sown anytime between March and June.

  

Butterfly Field Guide - This attractive laminated field guide will help you identify the many kinds of butterfly you find in your garden. 



Ladybird Accessories.
A range of accessories such as food & attractants, field guides and lifecycle models that can be used in the classroom along side the ladybird kit.
 

Ladybird attractant and food - Mix the powder with a drop of water and use in the garden or in one of our special ladybird houses. This encourages ladybirds to your garden giving you free pest control. Use from early spring onwards.




Ladybird Field Guide - Did you know there are  13 species of ladybirds? This attractive laminated field guide will help you identify the ladybirds you in your garden.


Ladybird Lifecycle Models - These meticulously designed ladybird lifecycle figures are an educational accessory to go with our ladybird kit. These accurate replicas are oversized making them ideal for little hands. There are 4 stages accurately detailed - eggs, larva, pupa and adult ladybird.


 

Ladybird Seed Mixture - This seed mixture contain seeds from a variety of flowers that have been chosen as they have been shown to attract ladybirds. The mixture includes 28 species including Borago Officinalis, Centaurea, Anthemis and Echium and others appreciated by ladybirds. This ladyird mixture will flower over a 2 year period - to keep your floral meadow flowering at its best, after the 1st years flowering, cut the flowers back to 10cm high and then remove the green waste after 10 days. The ladybird seeds arrive ready to sow in 3m2 or 7m2 boxes and can be sown anytime between March and June.


N.B. Other Wildlife Seed Mixtures available - We also have seed mixtures for attracting Ladybirds and Butterflies. To find out more CLICK HERE

Educational Butterfly Kits

Butterfly Garden - including a VOUCHER for 5 caterpillars for you to redeem£19.99Add Butterfly Garden - including a VOUCHER for 5 caterpillars for you to redeem      
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Classroom Butterfly Kit - inc a voucher for 33 caterpillars for you to redeem£59.99Add Classroom Butterfly Kit -  inc a voucher for 33 caterpillars for you to redeem      
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Educational Butterfly Kits - Our best-selling Butterfly Breeding Kits make a fascinating classroom project as they allow children to watch caterpillars develop into native butterflies, before being released in the school grounds. The kits are suitable for children of ALL ages from Nursery to Secondary. These Butterfly Breeding Kits come with everything you need to raise your own Painted Lady butterflies and once developed, you can keep them for a few days before releasing them. These kits are designed to be re-useable, so when you are ready to have another go, just order a Caterpillar Refill. Caterpillar Refills are available NOW or to order for a specific date i.e. term time select an alternative start date on the order confirmation page.

N.B. Next term is the most popular term for raising butterflies, so to ensure delivery, order NOW for delivery next term i.e. w/c 17/04 or select your own date on the order confirmation screen.

 

Butterfly Breeding Kits - Our Butterfly Breeding Kits come with a VOUCHER for the 1st lot of caterpillars included, so you can request delivery of the caterpillars between March and September. Our kits feature caterpillars of the Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui, L), which are native, migrating butterfly, that can fly thousands of miles in search of food. They lay up to 500 eggs and their caterpillars feed on weeds such as nettles. Once you have released your butterflies, they can often be seen for several days- especially if you have a butterfly friendly garden and feeder. These Butterfly Breeding kits come with everything you need to raise your own Painted Lady butterflies  :-


Butterfly Garden - This colourful and reusable Butterfly Garden allows you to study 5 butterflies from caterpillar to butterfly. The Butterfly Garden includes a 30cm hanging / free-standing mesh garden, a pipette for feeding and full instructions and a VOUCHER for 5 Painted Lady caterpillars and food.

   

Classroom Butterfly Kit - This Classroom kit allows each student to have their own caterpillar. This kit is designed especially for classrooms and comes with a LARGER 63cm hanging / free-standing mesh habitat, 33 vials, lids (so each student can have their own caterpillar in their own individual pot with food) and instructions and a VOUCHER for 33 Painted Lady caterpillars and food.

 

Caterpillar Refills - These kits are designed to be re-useable, so when you are ready to have another go, just order a Caterpillar Refill. The caterpillars are delivered in a sealed pot, which contain all the food they need to turn from caterpillars into adult butterflies. A Caterpillar Refill contains 5 caterpillars and food while the Classroom Refill contains 33 caterpillars and food. Available between March and September. Available NOW.

 

Want lots of Butterfly Breeding Kits - Lots of classes like to split into groups and have a kit each, so now you can buy Special Offer packs of Butterfly Gardens (see price box below) and save money! i.e. Buy 6 x Butterfly Gardens for £109.94 saving £10.00

 

What happens once you receive your kit? - Once you have your kit and are ready to start , return the voucher or register online and the caterpillars will be sent to you by 1st class post. Remember it will take 3-5 weeks for caterpillars to change into butterflies.

 

Caring for your caterpillars - Once your caterpillars arrive, simply watch them eat, spin silk and grow to many times their original size. The caterpillars don't need anything other than the food supplied in the cup and the small holes in the lid of the cup will provide plenty of air. They can stay as caterpillars for up to 2 weeks, but normally 7 days depending on temperature - 24c/76f is ideal. When the caterpillars are ready to become chrysalides, they will climb to the top of the cup and hang upside down attaching themselves to the paper disc inside the lid. After 24 / 48 hours the chrysalis and will have a beautiful sheen of bronze and gold. When your chrysalides have formed move them into either your Butterfly Garden or Pavilion. 

The birth of the butterfly - After 7 -14 days the chrysalides will darken and you will be able to see the colours of the butterflies through the shell. As the butterfly emerges, it will rest while pumping its wings to full size. After 1 or 2 hours the wings will be full sized and hard and the butterfly is ready to fly. Now you can decorate the inside of your Pavilion or Garden with flowers, twigs & leaves. You can keep your butterflies  for 2 - 3 days feeding them sugar solution (sugar and water) or fruit before releasing them in your garden. The kits are designed to be re-useable, so when you are ready to have another go, just order a Caterpillar Refill.

  

"I just want to sincerely thank you for an amazing educational experience. The children absolutely loved watching the life cycle of the painted butterfly and it was incredible to be able to watch it happening before their own eyes. They learnt so much and really enjoyed observing the exciting changes each day. Thank you for being so efficient and for all your help along the way."
Best wishes, Catrina Rodgers

  

"Dear All I just wanted to thank you for the lovely butterfly kit that my son's school are enjoying on a daily basis.  Although it is still early  days they are hugely excited about the prospect of seeing the caterpillars turning into butterflies. It is a wonderful tool in teaching children about how amazing nature can be!" Kind regards Fianna English

"Hi there Jon, my daughter was delighted with her butterfly garden and released them yesterday. Absolutely love the website, it's fantastic!I have recommended it to all our friends & family. We will all be regular customers now.  The children are even saving their pocket money to purchase things they have seen on the site!" Sarah by email

"So pleased yesterday, and taken by surprise, when all 10 chrysalises turned into beautiful painted lady butterflies: one minute the pavilion was peaceful and next minute all a flutter as though they all ‘hatched’ at precisely the same moment. We fed them as advised and this morning, as it was sunny, released them beneath a buddleia in our garden where some settled and others stretched their wings. We’ll certainly re-order more caterpillars. The process was amazing and the butterflies beautiful, we felt as if we’d done something magical and useful. Thanks again, we can certainly recommend the experience." Tony and Sue

Curriculum links : Key Stage


ENGLAND
• Sc1 Investigative skills, h, Obtaining and presenting evidence
• Sc2 Life processes and living things
1 c, Life processes; 4 a, b & c Variation and classification; 5a, b, c, d & e,
Living things in their environment, adaptation, feeding relationships
NORTHERN IRELAND
• Investigating and making in science and technology
• Knowledge and understanding of science and technology
Living things, animals and plants, a, b, d, e & i
SCOTLAND
• Knowledge and understanding - living things and the processes of life
Variety and characteristic features, level A, B & C; The processes of life,
level A; Interaction of living things with their environment, level A & B
WALES
• Scientific enquiry 2, Communication in science
• Life processes and living things
1.1, Life processes; 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.3, 4.5, adaptation, feeding relationships,
variation

Early learning (reception) - Knowledge of the world - investigate the life cycle of a butterfly

 

Educational Ladybird Kit

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Ladybird Breeding Kit - Our best-selling Ladybird Breeding Kits make a fascinating classroom project as they allow children to watch ladybird larvae develop into native ladybirds, before releasing them into the school grounds. This kit contains everything you need to raise your own ladybirds (Adalia Bipunctata), which can then be released into the school grounds. Ideal for children, schools or a unique gift. The Ladybird Larvae and Food are available between Feb and September. These kits are designed to be re-useable, so when you are ready to have another go, just order a Ladybird Kit Refill. Ladybird Kit Refills are available NOW or to order for a specific date i.e. term time select an alternative start date on the order confirmation page.

 

N.B. Next term is the most popular term for raising ladybirds, so to ensure delivery, order NOW for delivery next term i.e. w/c 17/04 or select your own date on the order confirmation screen.

Ladybird Breeding Kit - Study all the stages of ladybird development - see the larvae feed, then pupate and the ladybirds develop before releasing them into your garden to tackle your pest problems. The kit is easy and fun for green gardeners of all ages. The Ladybird Breeding Kit comes complete with clear plastic breeding chamber (12cm in diameter), an educational poster, instruction guide and a VOUCHER for the 1st lot of ladybird larvae and food (the voucher can then be redeemed for delivery anytime between Feb and Sept to fit in with term time). Available NOW.

  

How does it work? When you are ready to being, redeem the VOUCHER and within 7-10 days you will receive 25 ladybird larvae, food & instructions. Transfer the larvae to the breeding chamber and add the food. It takes 3-4 weeks to raise adult ladybirds from larvae. The larvae will feed, grow and shed their skins 3 times before pupating. After a further 6 to 8 days, the adults emerge. At first the adults are yellow, but within a few hours their rear wings harden and turn red. The adult ladybirds can be studied for a few days before releasing them into your garden to tackle your insect pests. These kits are designed to be re-useable, so when you are ready to have another go, just order a Ladybird Kit Refill.

 

Want lots of Ladybird Breeding Kits - Lots of classes like to split into groups and have a kit each, so now you can buy Special Offer packs of Ladybird Breeding Kits (see price box below) and save money! i.e. Buy 3 x Ladybird Breeding Kits for £65.85 saving £9.00

 

Curriculum links : Key Stage


ENGLAND
• Sc1 Investigative skills, h, Obtaining and presenting evidence
• Sc2 Life processes and living things
1 c, Life processes; 4 a, b & c Variation and classification; 5a, b, c, d & e,
Living things in their environment, adaptation, feeding relationships
NORTHERN IRELAND
• Investigating and making in science and technology
• Knowledge and understanding of science and technology
Living things, animals and plants, a, b, d, e & i
SCOTLAND
• Knowledge and understanding - living things and the processes of life
Variety and characteristic features, level A, B & C; The processes of life,
level A; Interaction of living things with their environment, level A & B
WALES
• Scientific enquiry 2, Communication in science
• Life processes and living things
1.1, Life processes; 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.3, 4.5, adaptation, feeding relationships,
variation

Early learning (reception) - Knowledge of the world - investigate the life cycle of a butterfly