Stainless steel butterfly among greenery.

St John's Butterflies

Purchase a St John’s Butterfly and remember and celebrate the life of someone special, all while supporting the work of St John's Hospice.

Create lasting memories with a St John’s Butterfly

At St John's Hospice, we celebrate life and realise the importance of creating lasting memories with those we love in the time we have together. That is why we have created these beautifully handcrafted stainless-steel butterflies, giving you the opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of the people who are special to you.

For a donation of £45, you can purchase a St John’s Butterfly engraved with a name or a special saying up to six words. As well as serving as a celebration of the life of someone special, your donation will help support the work we do at St John’s Hospice, enabling us to support even more patients and their families when they need us most.

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Your butterfly

Your butterfly will find its home in one of our hospice gardens, spaces where you can continue to visit and remember the special moments shared. The gardens are also enjoyed by our patients, their loved ones and our staff and volunteers. The St John’s Butterflies will help make it an even more spectacular outdoor space for our community to relax, enjoy and spend time with one another.

Once your butterfly has been lovingly made, you will be invited to view it in the garden of your choosing, where it will remain for one year. After this time, you’ll have the opportunity to renew it for a further year, or you can arrange to collect it from our hospice so that you can cherish it in your own home or garden.

Please note that as our gardens are currently being renovated, orders placed now will not be put in the gardens until June. We will contact you at that time to arrange your visit.

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“After Mum died, we wanted to create something in her memory, something that would remind us of the happier times we had spent together. When I heard we could get a butterfly it seemed like the perfect idea and knowing it would support other families like ours, well that’s really special. I know Mum would have loved it.”

– Elena, Supporter.

Frequently asked questions

How big is the butterfly? How do I personalise it? Can I order more than one?

We have put together a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you decide whether a St John's Butterfly is the perfect way for you to remember and celebrate your loved one.

How big is the butterfly?
Where will the butterflies be displayed?
Can I choose which garden my butterfly goes in?
Can I take my butterfly home?
Are the butterflies suitable for outdoor display?
How do I order a butterfly?
How do I personalise my butterfly?
Can I order multiple butterflies?
Can I purchase a butterfly even if I don't have a specific connection to your hospice?
Can I visit the gardens to see my butterfly on display?
Can you send my butterfly in the post?

Get in touch

If you cannot find the answer to your question or would like further information before purchasing a St John’s Butterfly, please get in touch with our team at or on 020 7806 4011.

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