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A butterfly garden within a botanical garden is a carefully designed and cultivated area that serves as a habitat for various species of butterflies. These gardens are purposefully established to attract and support these beautiful insects. Butterfly gardens are typically adorned with a diverse array of nectar-rich flowers, shrubs, and trees, which serve as essential food sources for adult butterflies. The selection of plants plays a pivotal role in ensuring a continuous supply of nectar throughout the seasons. Using native plants in a butterfly garden is imperative, as they are well-adapted to the local environment and provide both sustenance and shelter for indigenous butterfly species. Butterfly gardens within botanical gardens contribute to the preservation of local butterfly species, foster environmental awareness, and offer a tranquil and aesthetically pleasing environment for visitors to appreciate the wonders of nature. These gardens also serve as a valuable resource for education and conservation efforts. The garden includes an interpretation room that educates students and the public about the importance of preserving host plants for the butterflies inhabiting the area. The maintenance of the butterfly garden is overseen by the Zoology Department, with support from the Malabar Natural Society.