Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter, Oviedo

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  • I am from the Villages and have been visiting nurseries all over my area. Lukas was 1 1/2 hours from home but so worth it! I found things here that I have not been able to find any where else. The.....  more »
  • We took a tour w our landscaping designer Collette and enjoyed the views. Our little guy even loved roaming around and looking at things. Scenery was beautiful. They have a great variety of flowers...  more »
  • We went to the Lukas Nursery and went through the gift shop to the Butterfly Encounter. The gardens inside were beautiful and the atmosphere was peaceful. We put Gatorade on our fingers and then up....  more »
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  • Lukas Nursery is always a great place to visit and we always look forward to visiting. They are helpful and stand behind their plants. There is a BIG difference between what you can buy here and what other home center stores offer. Customer since 1991 when we bought our first home.
  • This is the best nursery for all plants, even the rare and unusual. The employees are very nice, extremely knowledgeable. I come here to replenish my butterfly plants and they always have a great selection. Came home with a dozen this trip. 😊😊😊 probably would have bought more if I didn’t have to plant them in the heat. 😂🤦🏼‍♀️
  • We recently visited the Butterfly Encounter at Lukas Nursery and were pleasantly surprised by how expansive and diverse the gift shop is! It’s like a fun little boutique with all kinds of gifts. There’s something for everyone, even if you don’t like gardening. I found some amazing jewelry at the gift shop! Shout out to Edna, the manager of the Butterfly Encounter. Her knowledge of butterflies and plants is extensive and her passion and enthusiasm for her job is contagious! The Butterfly Encounter is a beautiful greenhouse that includes species of butterflies from all over Florida, along with button quail birds. If you haven’t been to Lukas Nursery’s Butterfly Encounter, you are missing out! I can’t wait to go back to visit the butterflies, shop in the gift shop (even if I’m just shopping for myself and not really gifts. Lol), and chat with Edna about plants for my new home butterfly garden. I think Edna has ignited a new passion and hobby for me!
  • My favorite nursery in central Florida. I got my sod and my Saint Augustine grass plugs here. I planted it around the pool to keep the sand and dirt from getting into the pool and it worked like a charm. It grew in really lush and spread out and now that whole area is just really really pretty. The staff here know what they’re doing and they’ll help you achieve your goals too. I also got the plants here for my butterfly garden. It was more successful than I could’ve ever imagined. Queen and Monarch butterflies laid eggs and develop through the complete metamorphosis. I learned more in that short period of time than I did in any science class I have ever taken. I did have a problem with wasps eating larve but I guess that’s just part of the circle of life. I thank the staff for making sure I had enough plants for the butterflies to feed on while there were going through their life cycle. Lukas is also the best place to buy your orchids.
  • Lukas Nursery is one of my favorite places to visit even if you don't need any plants. Just walking the nursery is so relaxing. They have an indoor butterfly garden that is a lot of fun, it even has a room where you can put Gatorade on your finger and let butterflies land on you. When we did it, I had several land on me. The prices are competitive with big box stores and they're potting soil is absolutely amazing. Would defintely recommend taking anyone who has an interest in gardening or who just likes to be among plants. They even have a free flower ($1.15 small pot) for kids, no purchase necessary (I was told by the staff, you may want to check with trek again since we usually buy something when we go)! Overall, it's an amazing nursery with friendly knowledgeable staff and well maintained stock.

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