A Secret Butterfly Garden Is Hiding In North Carolina And You’ll Want To Visit

Butterfly gardens unleash the whimsy and imagination in all of us. A creature that was once a caterpillar cocooned itself to emerge a beautiful butterfly? That’s nothing short of magical. While we might be lucky to see a butterfly or two darting past in the garden, landing on a flower, or even taking a rest on our arm, one of the best ways to learn about these fascinating insects is by visiting a butterfly garden. There’s the well-known Magic Wings Butterfly House at Durham Museum of Life and Sciences, but there’s another lesser-known butterfly garden hiding along the Outer Banks.

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To take a peek inside this magical garden and learn tips on creating your own, watch this stunning video by Baldwin Video below.

How magical is that? It’s always exciting to discover new places and spaces to explore along the Outer Banks and North Carolina in general. Have you visited here before?

For more information, read about the Arboretum here.

For another magical experience along the North Carolina coast, check out this kite festival.