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 98 reviews
I was over in that corner of the Twin Citiesfkr a dufferent even, but glad to visit the gardens again. It is exciting and important. Flowers, butterflies, and nature!
— Kristin D, February 9, 2020
I went on weekday in late October and found the gates to the Wildflower Gardens locked. They are only open on the weekend through October. However, I hiked around the bog trail and found the tamarack...
— katec784, October 26, 2019
This is a very nice, quiet place to walk the trails and see some plants and birds close up. The trails have a nice covering of woodchips to walk on. It would be nice to have a more detailed map of...
— Rich675, August 22, 2019
Nice location for a peaceful evening.
Flower lovers in summer this is the best place to visit.
Remember : Too many bugs. Beautiful butterflies and variety of bees, Ruby throated humming birds and...
— hemar2017, July 27, 2019
We hike here a lot since it is right in our back yard. Lots of trails around the area. If you get hot, you can go down to Theo Wirth lake for a dip.
— Dan S, July 18, 2019