Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden170 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 07:30 pm]
- Address: Minneapolis, MN 55422, United States
- Timings: 07:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6123704903
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Family And Kids
This is the oldest public wildflower garden in the whole US. It was founded by Eloise Butler and three other Botany teachers who requested for a small portion of the Glenwood Garden. The garden is now known as the Theodore Wirth Park. The vision of these great people was a natural Botany Lab and their mission was to spread awareness among people. They wanted to conserve birds and rare plant species and also encourage other people to do so.
The garden has a lovely hilly chipped pathway, a wetland area and of course more than 500 varieties of herbs. There is also the Eloise Butler Library in here. This place is filled with informative books that are mostly focused on nature. Garden tours are available during the weekends.
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Hours
- The Visitor Shelter Hours: April 1-October 15, 10:00 a.m. to one hour before sunset Mon-Sat, and noon to one hour before sunset on Sun.
- The best times to visit are- May for woodland flowers and spring ephemerals.
- Late May to early June for Showy Lady slippers.
- June to July for bog flowers.
- July to September for prairie flowers.
How to Reach Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
- MTC Bus Routes 9C, 9D and 9E stop at Glenwood Ave. and Theodore Wirth Parkway.
- It is just a short two block walk from the bus stop to the garden gate (follow the signs).
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Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Reviews & Ratings
A true hidden gem. Close to the city, you can find different types of wildflowers, while enjoying the stroll around the place. Relatively small, but nicely kept and offering several paths. Really recommend it if you have a couple of hours to spend.
The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Theodore Wirth Park is an absolute gem of an urban park setting. The paths are well groomed and there are incredible views throughout. There is an easily accessible pay parking lot with immediate access to the paths. As you can see in photos here turtles are abundant in this part of the park. It’s a fantastic setting and people really enjoy it.
Very nice place to hike and relax. We went on a Thursday and it was not crowded. Most of the trails were shaded so it was pleasant to walk. We saw some nice flowers and plant and many butterflies and some bees.
Beautiful nature with amazing trails surrounded by trees and flowers. If you are ever near here, DEFINITELY check it out. You won't regret it.
I like the exuberance of wild flowers in the prairie section where many tower over my 5'7". There is also wildlife. Today I saw several birds, a rabbit, 2 wild turkeys, some squirrels, monarch butterflies. Nice place to spend a couple hours walking on well maintained trails.