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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Blenheim Palace Butterfly House

The Butterfly House at Blenheim Palace is located in the Pleasure Gardens. Visitors can view the full life cycle of the butterflies there, and they may pick up a passenger as seen below.

Blenheim Palace Butterfly House


There is a good variety of butterflies in the Butterfly House, but the signage is insufficient to identify all the varieties in question.

Blenheim Palace Butterfly House

Butterflies at the Butterfly House can often be spotted on the ceiling of the enclosure as seen below.

Blenheim Palace Butterfly House

One variety of butterfly that this visitor could identify was the Tree Nymph (see below).

Blenheim Palace Butterfly House

Butterflies are not the only winged inhabitants of the Butterfly House. Visitors can also see birds like the one below.

Blenheim Palace Butterfly House

Blenheim Palace is situated just off the A44 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. The palace is open daily until Sunday 30 Oct. and then from Wednesday to Sunday between 2 Nov. and 16 Dec. in 2011. Visitors to Blenheim Palace may also want to visit nearby Burford, Christ Church College or Christ Church Cathedral.

Blenheim Palace map

Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire
OX20 1PX
Tel: 01993 811091

© 2011 John Westby

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