What is a Butterfly Release?
It is a unique way to recognize a special person by honoring them, or it can also provide a way for family and friends to memorialize their loved ones. The release itself is a symbolic gesture in which the donors can recognize the person of their choice, all while helping to support the Purdy Butterfly House and the Nature Center through donations.
Susan Goodman has created a lovely watercolor collage of butterflies just for the Garden to use for this program. The cost is $40 per butterfly release, and there are five beautiful prints in the series. The Garden will send a beautiful 8 x 10-inch, suitable for framing, butterfly print to the person you designate, with a card naming the donor. Family Garden Memberships may be purchased as well, allowing the families to enjoy the butterflies when they are in season.
A framed set of the original four butterfly prints may be purchased for a donation of $500. This set is available in the Shoppe at the Garden.
Making a Butterfly Release Donation is simple…
- Download the Butterfly Release Form (click here) and email
the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Each Butterfly Release donation is $40; prints are unframed
- Payment may be made by check. Please mail payment and form to:
Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805
- Payment may be made by phone: 256-830-4447 ext. 242
- Payment may be made online via PayPal
Please include the following information with your donation:
Indicate whether it is a memorial or honorarium
The name of the person whom the donation is being made in memory of/in honor of
Family name and address where the butterfly print and card should be sent
4) Indicate your choice of butterfly print to be sent
Name and address where an acknowledgement to (person giving donation) should be sent
Daytime phone number and email of donor in case additional information is needed
Butterflies may be viewed in the John and Tine Purdy Butterfly House May through September.