West Lynn Garden is a vast public garden consist of 4.5 acres of the area. This garden is specifically run by the volunteers. It was formed in early 1981, owned by Eden Garden Society. Now it is an independent organization managed by people having a love for gardens. Anyone can join as a volunteer or as a member to help the garden and its sustainability.
The idea of a butterfly house was started in 1995. A corner of the old bush house was screened off from a small area and shade cloth was roofed there. Few butterflies were put there and swan plants were planted. This is how the butterfly house in West Lynn Garden was formed. Now the area of the butterfly house is 21m.x9m. and it is 5 meters high. Now the place is a house for thousands of butterflies, caterpillars, and chrysalises.
The cost collected from ticketing is used in the maintenance and plantation of trees and plants. Also, the maintain the butterfly house, which is, of course, the main attraction in the West Lynn Garden.
The garden is famous for its beautiful plantation and the monarch Butterflies found there. The garden is used for different occasions like weddings, tips and tours, corporate events, family picnic, and different celebrations. The Palm Circle is the most favorite spot in the garden which people choose as the wedding spot. The place is perfect for photography and people love to do so.
The butterfly house has its uniqueness which attracts people of different ages. School trips also come here so the children can see all the stages of metamorphosis and how a butterfly grows. The big butterflies are flying around you, caterpillars eating the swan plant like a hungry kid. The place is ideal for those how are in love with butterflies. These butterflies are human-friendly so they are not afraid of you are flying around you. Even if you are wearing bright colors resembles flowers like pink, butterflies can even sit on you as well.
The rest of the park has a fascinating plantation and spots for a picnic. A good crowd can be found in summers here. The West Lynn Garden is also known as the hidden jewel of Auckland. The well maintained and guided paths are formed all around the garden having exotic and natives trees all the way. You can also play hide and seek if you want as the trees look at the enchanted forest. Proper sitting areas are also made and maintained. Picnic tables are found in many places.
The West Lynn Garden is not only popular because of the butterfly house but also for its beautiful gardens. The community events, weddings, and family gathers are witnessed by the garden throughout the year. It provides an ideal location for the functions. Perfect scenery for an outdoor wedding shoot, having a birthday bash in open garden, retreat days or even staff conference, the garden can be used for different purposes. Special festival days are also celebrated here like mother’s day, children’s day, spring carnival, etc.