7th Annual Christmas Charity Benefit


Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter is proud to host its seventh annual Christmas Charity Benefit, supporting charities in Central Florida.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds from all Christmas Tree and Poinsettias sales in 2017 will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida , Brighter Lipstick, Bigger Earrings, Inc. , HOPE Helps, Inc. , and Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries, Inc.

Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter carries premium grade, Fraser Fir Christmas Trees that are fresh cut from one of North Carolina’s best Christmas Tree farms. We water our Christmas Trees daily to maintain highest quality and freshness for the Christmas season. Our Fraser Fir Pine Christmas Trees come in sizes starting from a cute table top to glorious trees reaching heights of 10 feet tall. These premium grade trees are hand selected for their uniform, conical shape and robust fullness.

Also, find our florist quality Poinsettias available in an array of sizes and arrangements. Our Poinsettias are grown with precision techniques to maximize their color just in time to make your holidays festive and bright.

Stop by, pick the perfect Christmas Tree or Poinsettias and designate the proceeds to one of the four benefiting charities of your choice!

Beginning November 21st through December 24th during store hours: Monday – Saturday 8:30am – 5:30PM & Sunday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM. Closed on Thanksgiving. For more information, call us at (407)365-6163.

The Significance of Releasing Butterflies at a Special Event

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Queen butterfly


Weddings, birthdays, graduations and even funerals are important milestones that mark a new chapter in a person’s life. Often, these major events are commemorated with a get-together, food and perhaps photos to document the occasion. However, as time goes by, you may find yourself doing, saying and taking pictures of all the same things. How, then, do you ensure that a special event is memorable and unique? Continue reading “The Significance of Releasing Butterflies at a Special Event”

Caring For Your Lawn During the Summer


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Summer means you can enjoy your favorite activities outdoors again. From hiking to playing in the yard with your family, the warmth and sunlight of the season are the perfect accompaniment for outdoor fun. With the heat and prolonged sun exposure, however, come the responsibilities of yard care. Summer is the perfect time to get outside and ensure your home’s lawn is in tip-top shape and prepared for all the weather conditions to come. Continue reading “Caring For Your Lawn During the Summer”

NEW Spring Arrivals


Giant Pool Floats, Micro Fairy Gardens, Gourmet Teas, Honey and more – the Butterfly Encounter Gift Shop is bursting with new arrivals for spring! See some of our favorites, here.

NEW Travelon Anti-Theft Bags


Available in a variety of styles and designs, featuring – Slash-Resistant Body Panels, Locking Compartments, Slash-Resistant Straps and RFID Blocking Slots and Pockets. See More

NEW Outdoor Décor


NEW handcrafted sculptures, décor and furniture have arrived at the Butterfly Encounter Gift Shop – including, one-of-a-kind planters, dog houses and coolers fashioned from 44-gallon drums! See More