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The site of the Wild Garden was chosen particularly on account of the tamarack swamp and adjacent meadows which contained several interesting or beautiful plants that were not to be found elsewhere in the vicinity of Minneapolis. Among the notable features of the garden, first of all should be noted the lie of the land and the admirable situation, consisting as it does of morainic hills commanding widespread views with intervening valleys, ponds and bogs. The beauty of the landscape is enhanced by the character of the trees and shrubs and their natural grouping. Eloise Butler
Then and Now - Historical vs contemporary scenes.