Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary1 Theodore Wirth Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55422
Exit I-394 at Penn Ave and follow the south frontage road (Wayzata Blvd) west to the Wirth Parkway connection. Then drive north on Wirth Parkway 1/2 mile to the driveway entrance to the garden. Main gate to the Garden is at the top of the hill.Get Directions
Founded in 1907, the Wildflower Garden is the oldest public native plant garden in the United States. There are more than 500 native plant species within the Garden's 15 acres of woodland, wetland, and prairie habitats. More than 130 resident and migratory bird species travel through or reside within the Garden.
Hours & Dates
Seasonal Hours (April 1 - October 15)
- Monday: 7:30am
- Tuesday: 7:30am
- Wednesday: 7:30am
- Thursday: 7:30am
- Friday: 7:30am
- Saturday: 7:30am
- Sunday: 7:30am
No entrance fee. Guidebooks for sale at the Martha Crone Visitor's Shelter. Bike racks are near the main gate. Metered parking available or buy a Park Patron parking pass - good at all Minneapolis regional parks. No pets allowed.
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 104 reviews
There were multiple settings in which to see plants in their native atmosphere, including prairie, woods, and big settings. The gardens are part of a park that is nearly the size of New York’s...
— brumba50, September 30, 2021
This garden is on the northwest side as part of a larger Theodore Wirth park that is sort of an arboretum surrounding a small wetland/pond area. The open areas have wildflowers in a naturalistic...
— N7006JUtimk, September 20, 2021
This was a perfect way to spend a spring hour or so. They do a great job of labeling and we learned a lot. There are a number of COVID restrictions in place, even though everything was outside...
— 802lauraz, May 5, 2021
My husband and I decided that it would be a good morning to go see the wildflowers in this native plant garden located at Theodore Wirth Park. It was a warm day finally for Spring at 65 degrees and...
— CaptTrouble, May 1, 2021
This is a stunning space in early spring, summer and fall (closed in winter). Highly educational and well designed. You'll be surprised at how much time you might spend there.
— pnhoj88, April 15, 2021