Site Plan and Archive
Friends of the Wild Flower Garden
The Environment of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
Friends President's Letters
Garden Curator's Notes
Garden Information - General and Seasonal
Garden Plants - By Common Name
Garden Plants - By Scientific Name
Reflections on the Garden
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April Weather & Opening Day
Quotes from the Garden log's of the first 50 years about the weather on April 1st. Early spring is not the norm. (2013)
2013 season survey of bees in the Garden for baseline data
Birding: A Great Place for
Naturalist Tammy Mercer explains why the Garden is great for birding. (Spring 2005)
Bog in the Woodland Garden
History, environment and plant community of the Garden bog. (2010)
Early Spring Activities in the Garden
A photo review of things typically (or not typically) going on in The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in early spring.
Early Spring in the Wild Flower Garden
Reflections of Martha Crone, second Garden Curator, first editor of
The Fringed Gentian™
and founding member of The Friends of The Wild Flower Garden.
Garden Plan View
Overall plan map with walking paths shown
Geography of the Garden
A photo tour of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in the early spring before the leaves obscure the lay-of-the-land.
Geology of the Garden
A brief article on how the Garden landscape was formed.
Grasses of the Garden
Photos of the Garden grasses with links to detailed information pages.
Hepatica Hill Restoration
Curator Susan Wilkins explains the background of Hepatica Hill. (Winter 2005)
Heritage Trees in the Garden
Former Gardener Cary George writes of the nine Minneapolis Heritage Trees in the Garden (originally published winter 2000)
Invasive Plant Removal
Notes on the accomplishments of the 2008 season of volunteer removal of invasive plants. Photo section included.
Lowland Forest Trees for the Garden
Trees planted in 2010 - a project funded by The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden.
Mapping Trees in the Garden
Garden Curator Susan Wilkins explains the process of how the trees in the Garden were databased and mapped via a GPS system. (2004)
Orchids in the Garden
Former Gardener Cary George writes on the Garden's two Lady's-slippers and the problems and ethics of transplantation (Spring 2000)
Pea Family Plants in the Prairie
Pea family plants that thrive in the hot prairie sun, by previous Eloise Butler Gardener Cary George. (Summer 2002)
Restoration in the Upland Garden
A photo review of a five year restoration project in a section of the Upland Garden - 2009
Storm Damage - Summer 2010
Photos of rain and wind damage in June and July 2010
Storm Damage - May 2011
Photos of the tornado damge in and near the Garden on May 22, 2011
Upland Garden Land Addition
Friends member Elaine Christenson writes on the 1993 land addition to the Upland Prairie Garden. (Winter 1994)
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