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Family & Friends Day at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

June 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

minneapolis park and recreation

Join us at Family & Friends Day on June 9, 10 am to 4 pm

  • Enjoy a host of activities at the oldest public wildflower garden in the U.S.

  • Admire the current star of Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden: the Showy Lady’s-Slipper!

La luchadora

Activities themed around Minnesota’s beloved state flower include:

  • Lady’s-Slipper viewing
  • Poster-making with artists using La Luchadora, a paleta-inspired cart with an interactive mobile screen print (10 am to 2 pm)
  • Outdoor painting demonstrations
  • Nature Quest with prizes
  • Storytime and garden walk with Phyllis Root, author of “Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers” and “Plant a Pocket of Prairie” (10 am and 11 am)

  • Additional storytimes and related activities throughout the afternoon

  • Children’s games

  • And more …

See you in the garden!

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary

Thanks to Garden volunteers and the Friends of the Wild Flower Garden, Inc. for their support of this program.


Susan Wilkins

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Phone: 612-370-4863

Email: swilkins@minneapolisparks.org



June 9, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
1 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
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(612) 370-4903
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