Eloise Butler Wildflower GardenCurrently Open [Closes at 07:30 pm]
- Address: Minneapolis, MN 55422, United States
- Timings: 07:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6123704903
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Family And Kids
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden - Review
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 by Public Transport
- 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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People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
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Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, Minneapolis Reviews
This is a Hidden Gem that you must explore. It's so perfect and calming. Be surrounded by a wife variety of indigenous plants and wildlife. I like to come here after work to find my zen before going home. Not far from the beach and the bike trails. There is also a charming little Visitor Center inside with with very helpful and knowledgeable staff.
Nice small park to wander through! Could stand to get updated info as a guide around the park. Consider picking up flower/plant guide book prior to going, staff are knowledgeable to help identify and answer questions
This place is beautiful and peaceful. A good place to go for a nature walk. The trails are covered in wood chips (which is good because in the early spring it can be very wet and muddy). I brought my young children here and they loved all the flowers and birds. And the visitors center was fun for them too.
Beautiful place to walk around for an hour or so. Free admission. Pay parking lot is inexpensive, or park at the TW beach house lot for free and walk a little ways.
Excellent nature reserve in the middle of the city, someone else coined it as the "hidden gem of the twin cities" and I would have to agree. I spent about an hour walking on the well maintained trail system. This includes several loops (totaling 2/3 mile) and intersections that could get confusing if not for the high quality map I picked up in the visitor center. Parking is plentiful and 4$ gets You an all day pass. Informational brochures can also be found in the visitor center. There are bathrooms near the entrance and water fountains and benches spread throughout. There is a variety of biomes (medow, old forest, new growth forest, wetland) that attract pretty much any Minnesota bird or butterfly.