With butterfly habitats disappearing, many species rely on our gardens as a refuge. You can help them by growing nectar-rich plants and avoiding the use of pesticides. Instead, switch to alternative controls, such as garlic sprays and plant oil extracts, which are more butterfly friendly.
You needn't worry that butterflies will become pests themselves because most of them breed away from gardens and the rare, prettier ones produce caterpillars that won't eat your prized garden specimens.
Here are five beauties to look out for.