Together, We Flourish!

Help Our Pollinators and Garden Guest Flourish Together

Become a part of our swarm of support for everyone’s favorite pollinators, the elegant butterflies of South Coast Botanic Garden. As stars of our seasonal SOAR – Tropical Butterflies exhibit, their uplifting fluttering has produced profound joy and priceless memories for the community while offering important educational opportunities. Our native butterflies are also a treasured member of the Garden that help our flower collections flourish.

As we enter our third year of SOAR, the Garden is excited to begin the development of a pollinator collection as well as new enhancements to SOAR. While we work on these plans, our goals have been met with some environmental challenges. The abundance of storms and colder weather, as well as strained resources, are complicating our efforts. We need your help to raise $30,000 and bring more butterflies to OUR Garden. Your gift could help in the following ways:

$50 – would provide fruit for a week for our tropical butterflies. 

$150 – would provide one week’s stay for pupae in the emergence chamber 

$450 – would provide host and nectar plants for butterflies.

$1,500 – would provide one flutter of 300 tropical butterflies for the pavilion exhibit

Plus, donations at $50 and higher will be recognized on a Wall of Wings, which is displayed during the SOAR – Tropical Butterflies 2023 exhibit. Gifts of $1,500 or more will have special recognition opportunities. You can request a specific name to be displayed, send a special message to a friend, or honor a loved one on the Wall of Wings. Gifts received by April 20 will be recognized on the wall in time for the SOAR – Tropical Butterflies 2023 opening.


All gifts help OUR butterflies SOAR while beautifying the Garden for ALL.