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Butterfly and Ladybird Breeding Kits

These re-usable Butterfly and Ladybird Kits allow children & adults to watch all stages of butterfly and ladybird development. We only use native British species, so the adult ladybirds / butterflies can then be released in your garden.

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  1. Butterfly Breeding Kit

    Butterfly Garden Butterfly Breeding Kit - 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 VOUCHER for 5 Painted Lady caterpillars and food, pipette for feeding and full instructions. Our Butterfly Breeding Kits come with a fully paid VOUCHER for the 1st lot of caterpillars included i.e. other suppliers require you to pay extra postage, so it can be ordered at anytime and then the voucher can be redeemed anytime between March and September. SOLD OUT

    N.B. Each kit comes with a fully paid VOUCHER for the caterpillars included, so the kits can be ordered throughout the year i.e. given as a gift and then the voucher can be redeemed for caterpillars to be delivered anytime between March and September - please allow 4 WEEKS for delivery once you redeem the voucher.

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  2. Caterpillar Refill
    £13.50

    Our Butterfly Breeding Kits are designed to be re-usable, so to have another go at raising butterflies, order a Caterpillar Refill containing 3 to 5 x Caterpillars and food. Caterpillars are available between March and September each year. SOLD OUT.

    N.B. Due to huge demand at the moment, please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.

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  3. Caterpillar Refill VOUCHER
    £13.50

    Our butterfly breeding kits are popular as gifts. They are designed to be re-useable, so a Caterpillar Refill Voucher for 3-5 x Caterpillars and food is available. Caterpillars are available between March and September, but if you want to give a caterpillar refill as a gift at any other time, order a Caterpillar Refill VOUCHER. We will send a fully paid voucher for 3-5 x Caterpillars and food (just like the one that came with the kit originally), which can be given as a gift and then when the receipient is ready, they simply redeem it when caterpillars are available (between March and September) and we will post out the caterpillars and food by 1st class post. Available all-year round.

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  4. Ladybird Breeding Kit

    This Ladybird Breeding Kit contains everything you need to raise your own ladybirds (NATIVE British Adalia Bipunctata Ladybirds), which can then be released into your garden. This Ladybird Breeding Kit comes complete with clear plastic breeding chamber (12cm in diameter), an educational poster, instruction guide and EITHER 25 x LIVE Ladybird Larvae and food or a VOUCHER for the 1st lot of ladybird larvae and food included redeemable between Feb and September. Ladybird Larvae are available NOW, so select LIVE ladybirds or a VOUCHER (ideal as a gift) below. 

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  5. Ladybird Breeding Kit Refill

    The Ladybird Breeding Kit is designed to be reusable. When you are ready to have another go, order a Ladybird Breeding Kit Refill containing approx 25 x ladybird larvae and food (available between February and September) and reuse the kit. Green Gardener only supplies the larvae of British Adalia bipunctata ladybirds, which can be released in the garden once they have matured. Available NOW or select your own dispatch date below.

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  6. Ladybird Rearing Kit

    Use this Ladybird Rearing Kit, to produce your own ladybird larvae. This Ladybird Rearing Kit allows you to keep adult ladybirds, harvest eggs and rear larvae, which can be released. This kit contains a transparent nursery box, a spoon, cotton wool, plastic cup, a paintbrush and breeding paper PLUS either a VOUCHER or between Feb and September with Adult Ladybirds and food included - choose below. Over nine days collect eggs, which will hatch into larvae that can be released in the garden. After 9 days, the original adult ladybirds should be released into your garden. SOLD OUT.

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  7. Ladybird Rearing Kit Refill

    The Ladybird Rearing Kit is designed to be reusable. When you are ready to have another go, order a Ladybird Rearing Kit Refill containing 15 x Adult Ladybirds and food (available between February and September) and reuse the kit. Green Gardener only supplies British Adalia bipunctata ladybirds, which can be released in the garden once they have matured. SOLD OUT.

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  8. Butterfly Gardens for Schools

    Educational Butterfly Kits - Our best-selling Butterfly Garden Breeding Kit make a fascinating classroom project as it 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. Lots of classes like to split into groups and have a kit each, so now you can buy multiple Butterfly Gardens and save money! Each kit comes with a pre-paid VOUCHER for 5 caterpillars and food, which can be redeemed when the class is ready to start. Currently unavailable.

    N.B. Each kit comes with a fully paid VOUCHER for the caterpillars included, so the kits can be ordered throughout the year and then the voucher can be redeemed for delivery between March and September

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  9. Classroom Butterfly Breeding Kit

    This Classroom Butterfly Breeding Kit makes a fascinating classroom project as it allows the pupils to have a caterpillar each. They can watch as the caterpillars develop into butterflies and because they are native to the UK, once developed, you can keep them for a few days before releasing them. The Classroom Butterfly Breeding Kit comes with a fully paid VOUCHER for the 1st lot of 33 x Caterpillars and food included i.e. other suppliers require you to pay extra postage, so it can be ordered at anytime and then the voucher can be redeemed anytime between March and September. N.B. Caterpillars are available from w/c 2nd March onwards, so order kits now and redeem vouchers ready for March.

    N.B. Each kit comes with a fully paid VOUCHER for the caterpillars included, so the kits can be ordered throughout the year and then the voucher can be redeemed for delivery from w/c 2nd March onwards. If you want to raise butterflies after half-term or after Easter, order the kits beforehand and redeem the vouchers ASAP requesting delivery when needed to avoid disappointment as these terms are always busy. 

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  10. Classroom Kit LIVE Refill
    £39.99

    The Classroom Butterfly Breeding Kit is designed to be re-useable, so to have another go, order a Classroom Kit Refill containing 33 x Caterpillars, 33 x vials and food. Caterpillars are available between March and September. Finished for this year - available again in 2020.

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