Dare we say the butterfly is the nation's most loved insect? They're a sure sign of summer and sunny weather, but due to reduction in suitable habitats numbers are in steady decline. A handful of properties here in the Midlands actively monitor the butterfly population, in the hope we can work to reverse this downward spiral. But thanks to gardens and landscapes with a huge variety of flora and fauna we still have some of the best places to see them.
During spring and summer butterflies can be spotted all over the estate. The meadows and woods are a haven for many different species.
Butterflies are among nature's most important pollinators. See what you might discover on a stroll through our gardens and parkland - and find out how we're working with the British Butterfly Trust.
With its many different flowers and sunny, sheltered areas the Gunby gardens are a haven for many different species of butterflies. Find out more about the butterflies and moths that call Gunby their home.
Find out all about Croft's beautiful butterflies and where to spot them.
Longshaw's a brilliant place to come and spot fantastic butterflies, moths and dragonflies.
We are lucky to be able to look after this special butterfly here at Shugborough. Find out more about how our ranger team look after their habitat
While away an hour or two admiring the butterflies and bees of Stoneywell; the delicate jewels that visit our fragrant flowers
But how do we keep track of our butterflies? Learn about the importance of butterfly surveying and the steps we take to make sure we continue to see our colourful friends return summer after summer.
From luxurious afternoon tea to a pot of tea with a cracking view, you'll find it all at one of our tea-rooms.