We invite you to join the Friends of the Wild Flower Garden, Inc. By joining you become a continuing supporter of the Garden and join a diverse group who have recognized the value of this small patch of land and wish to honor the vision of an extraordinary woman, Eloise Butler, who first sought to preserve it over a century ago.
Annual support of the Friends can be yours for as little as $15 per year. All annual support donations are on a 12 month basis from the month of joining. You can become a Permanent Life-long Friend by payment of $500 or more. The Friends are a 501(c)(3) entity and all support payments are completely tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Friends receive our newsletter, The Fringed Gentian™, published three times per year and rights to participate and vote at the annual membership meeting. The Fringed Gentian™ is available by post or email - - email only to non-U.S. addresses. Administration and fund raising expenses of The Friends average less than 3% of revenue in recent years, thus most of your support money goes to our mission to protect, preserve, and promote the interests of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary.
Join, renew or give a support gift by using the links above. New Friends should review the new Friend premium list (below) first. Please consider making an additional donation toward our Garden projects at the same time.
Many have found that a gift is a wonderful way to introduce a person you know to the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. Use the links above.
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Join the Friends at the $100 level or above and receive The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Plant Identification Guide Spiral bound booklet, 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches, 142 pages, thumbnail photos of 787 species of flowering forbs, shrubs, trees and ferns of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. All plants are native or introduced to Minnesota and most can be found outside the Garden in Minnesota and in the northern states in the eastern half of the U.S. Additional images provided with ID notes to aid in identification - 1,949 photos in all. Photos are approximately 1-1/2 inches wide by 2 inches high. More details.
Support levels can be changed each year. All support and donation dollars to the Friends are tax deductible.
Join the Friends at the $200 level or above and receive The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Plant Identification Guide as shown above PLUS a set of our Garden themed note cards. Note Card detail.
Your support level can be changed each year. All support and donation dollars to the Friends are tax deductible.
Become a Permanent Life-long Friend at any time and receive a copy of the Plant Iddentificatiion Book detailed above PLUS receive a set of 12 of our Garden theme note cards, PLUS a copy of The Paths of Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. This spiral bound 34 page book has a Garden map and shows you the flowering plants you are most likely to see on each Garden path - with the season noted. There are 127 plants and 13 landscape photos. Book size is 8 inches wide by 6 inches high.
All support and donation dollars to the Friends are tax deductible.