Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Guided tours
Yes
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary is a 15-acre wildflower garden located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Wildflower Garden was established in 1907, and is the oldest public wildflower garden in the United States. The Park is named after Eloise Butler, one of four botany teachers that were asked to help preserve plants that are native to Minnesota. The habits found at the Wildflower Garden consist of forest, wetlands, and upland oak savanna. The Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary is home to more than 500 plant species and provides habitat for more than 140 resident and migratory bird species

There is a short, 2/3 mile, wood-chip covered pathway that leads through the Wildflower Garden. There is signage identifying both common and Latin names of many of plants found in the Wildflower Garden. Early springtime is a great time to visit the Wildflower Garden since numerous forest wildflowers such as trilliums, trout lilies, bellwort, and anemone are in bloom.

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary is free to visit and is open mid-April to late October. There is metered parking nearby. Amenities include a restroom, visitor shelter, and drinking fountain.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Yes

Open Year-round

No

Open from

April 15 to October 31

Pros

Beautiful wildflowers.

Cons

Metered parking.

Features

Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Guided tours
Wildflowers
Bird watching
Potable water

Location

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