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This Month at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

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Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Web Site:

Please see the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board web site for complete information on the Garden including current operating hours, parking pass information, bus routes, programs offered at the Garden, plant and bird checklists. A locater map is also available on the Parks website.

seed headsDecember to March: While the Garden is closed for the season you can still sample it's treasures via the photos and articles on our website. Use the Photo Gallery page to access the seasonal plant photos. Use the Archive to find photo illustrated articles and historical information. Check the Chronological posting list at the bottom of the home page for the past year's major postings.

The Garden was dedicated in 1907 to be a wild native plant oasis within an urban environment, not an arboretum and no formal beds - a small natural garden where the hand of man is to be less evident.

Former Garden Curator Martha Crone wrote: "The greatest joy in wintertime is to think of the beauty of coming spring and summer when sunshine again floods the glens, new green and new spring flowers."

Photo above right: Flattop Aster seed heads

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