Who are we?
The first Butterfly Farm in Saint Martin opened its doors to the public in 1994. It is also called La Ferme Des Papillons because of its location on the French-side of the tiny dual nation Caribbean Island of St Martin/St Maarten. It was designed and built by two eccentric Englishmen, William Slayter (owner) and John Coward.
Four hurricanes later William decided to open another Farm in Aruba with his great friends Tony and Lori Cox who became partners in the venture. The doors were opened there in May 1999. Since then thousands of visitors have been welcomed to the Farms.
William remains at the Farm in St Martin today and is still entertaining visitors on his tours with his quirky British humor! Tony and Lori continue to thrive in Aruba.
The visit to the farm was wonderful. I plant as many plants that I can to attract them, and photograph them. James Mason and Frances Renzi Sylvania, Ohio
We loved all the beautiful butterflies and learned so much!! Thank you and we want to come back soon!
My daughter and I loved our visit to the Butterfly Farm while we were in St. Maarten. We look forward to starting our own butterfly garden. Thanks for the information and inspira ... read more
It was wonderful visiting your Butterfly Farm, we are ordering the plants to try and help
I am from Trinidad and Tobago W.I. and visited the Butterfly farm in ARUBA on Saturday 9th. It was the most beautiful experience I have had. I enjoyed the guide, he knew his st ... read more