Friends of the Wildflower Garden

Menu of illustrated pages of scenes
from the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
- years ago and present time

Click on the titles for the detailed pages.

Feb 36 Cabin
The Old Office and newer Shelter - 100 years of history
1953 Cabin in winter
More Winter Shelter Views- eight decades apart
Hepatica Hill in 1955
Hepatica Hill - 100 years of history.
Bog Path in 1951
Trees and Paths in the Wetland
East path to cabin  1952
East Woodland Path to the Shelter
Bog Pool in 1950
Open Water Pools in the Wetland
Upland Garden 1948
The Entrance to the Upland Garden - 1948 and 2008
Upland Hillside in 1948
Upland Hillside Early Plantings - 70+ years ago
Upland Hillside 1948
Early views of the Upland Central Hillside 70+ years ago
Fruen Mill 1908
Bassett's Creek near the Garden 1908 - 2019 (Historical photo)

Eloise Butler on Bridge
Wetland bridges and dams - 100 years of changes. (Photo - MHS)
Ramshead ladyslipper
Orchids in the Garden - current and historical
Fringed Gentian
Gentians in the Garden - current and historical

Historical Views

Unless otherwise noted, these historical views are from photographs and kodachrome slides taken by Garden Curator Martha Crone. After her death in 1989 her daughter Janet, passed the collection to the Friends via Friends member Martha Hellander who was in the process of researching a book about Eloise Butler. The Friends sorted the collection and then for a short time, used them at lectures about the Garden. Dates of images will be noted in the individual files.