Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden170 Votes Currently Open
- 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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