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    Camberwell Beauty & other Lepidopterist’s Delights

    12th July 2013Hampton Court Flower ShowStephanie Donaldson

    Camberwell beauty takes a rest The Native Butterfly Garden at Hampton Court is a meshed enclosure containing many of our native butterflies, the rarest of which is the Camberwell Beauty – a butterfly I had never seen before, except in a photograph, so I was thrilled to see dozens of them fluttering amongst the flowers in their enclosure. Things were a lot more exotic in the Eden Project Dome, where swallowtails swooped around the plants, along with many other colourful tropical butterflies, including a cluster of enormous flutterers feasting on fruit.  butterflies feast on fruit at the hampton court flower show