Friends of the Wild Flower Garden
Uplant Garden in October

About the Friends

Organization:

The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Minnesota Non-profit corporation founded in 1952 by a group of private citizens. Our purpose is to protect, preserve, and promote the interests of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary for its unique beauty and as a sanctuary for native flora and fauna of Minnesota, and to educate and inspire people of all ages in relating to the natural world. We offer assistance for the garden in the form of funding and volunteer support. (Mission Statement.) You can support our mission by your membership, memorials and donations.

Membership is open to any interested person or organization that wishes to support the Garden. Members and supporters of the Friends receive a periodic newsletter, The Fringed Gentian™.

Information tabs about the Friends at page bottom.

Funding:

Membership fees, donations and memorials to the friends are tax deductible. These amounts fund our program of educating the public, providing funding and volunteer support for the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird Sanctuary, and funding transportation grants for students to visit the Garden. The Friends have no paid staff, no offices and maintain non-program expenses to less than 5% of revenue. Memorials "in honor of" a living person or memorials for a deceased person are accepted and encouraged. For more information on membership or donations and memorials please click the Membership or Donations button above.

Thoughts of our Founder

1952: Clinton Odell describes the Garden and why he started The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden.


Next Board Meeting.

Oct. 16, 2017, 7 PM. Site: Kenwood Park Community Center, 2101 West Franklin Ave., Minneapolis MN.

Special Events -

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT - Sunday Oct. 29, 2017, 5 to 8 PM, Terrace Room, St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN.

Members Newsletter:

The Summer 2017  issue of The Fringed Gentian™ has been issued. The Fall issue is scheduled for release in the early Winter 2017. Contact editor Betsy McNerney (e-mail) on any questions. Past issues are available in the newsletter PDF archive.


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Garden theme sale items sponsored by The Friends

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Eloise Butler Book
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Note Cards
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Garden plant photo ID booklet

Contact Us

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