Bexley’s Butterfly Jungles has become the latest casualty of the Covid-19 lockdown, and has announced it has permanently closed its doors and shut down permanently.
The director Paul Allen has announced that, “with great sadness, I have to confirm we haven’t survived as a business through the Covid-19 crisis.”
Butterfly Jungles Experience and Garden Plant Centre was a tropical butterfly attraction and plant centre located in the grounds of Hall Place in Crayford, Bexley.
The site offered visitors the chance to see flying tropical butterflies in a mini rainforest, and was a staple in the local community.
The jungle was forced to close on March 23 following the enforcement of the UK Covid-19 lockdown, and has been fundraising to try and replace missing revenue during the last few months.
In a statement, Mr Allen said: “We, collectively, our amazing Staff, our superb Volunteers and our wonderful visitors tried everything to get through this and I would like to thank each and every one of you for your incredible support.
I hope the butterflies bought some sunshine into your lives as they did ours, and your plants are thriving in your gardens. Hopefully they will be a reminder of something good for many years!
“We will miss you all tremendously and thanks so much for trying to save us! We love you all!”