CUGE-ECO-3116 Themed Gardens: Butterfly Gardens A Practical Design

Singapore is home to more than 300 butterfly species, many of which are forest dependent. Some of the butterflies can breed and live in urban parks and gardens as well, if the environment is conducive. In order to create and achieve a blossoming butterfly garden, there are several considerations during the design process. Different species have varied micro-habitats, host- and nectar- plant requirements and home ranges.

Butterfly gardens are becoming increasingly popular in our City in a Garden. The course aims to increase participants' understanding of the diverse butterfly species, its ecology, and habitat requirements and how these factors influence the size, design and cost elements of a butterfly garden.

  • Identification of Singapore's butterfly species
  • Butterfly ecology and their habitat requirements
  • Natural habitats of Singapore butterflies
  • Environmental factors that influence butterfly gardens
  • Key design elements
  • Plant selection
  • Maintenance and sustainability
  • Horticulturists
  • Green space managers
  • Facilities personnel
  • Landscape architects
  • Conservationists


Anuj Jain has been working with plants and butterflies for over a decade. A graduate student at National University of Singapore, he recently submitted his PhD thesis which focused on butterfly ecology and conservation. He has also worked on industry projects, ranging from environmental impact assessments to landscape design consultations. His expertise in combining ecological principles with practical landscape designs had won him the Joan Mosenthal DeWind Award for Conservation (USA).


Professional Certification CEUs/CPDs
Certified Practising Horticulturist (CPH)  7
Professional Engineers Board (PEB) 7
Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Pending
Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) Pending
*Awarded points may differ for different sessions.

Course Fees (Inclusive of GST)
Full Fee  $251.45
Fees include provision of training materials and refreshment.
*Terms and conditions apply.

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