The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Minnesota Non-profit corporation founded in 1952 by a group of private citizens. Our purpose is to protect, preserve, and promote the interests of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary as a sanctuary for native flora and fauna of Minnesota, and to educate and inspire all people in relating to the natural world. We offer assistance for the garden in the form of funding and volunteer support. (Complete Mission Statement.) You can support our mission by your membership, memorials and donations.
Membership is open to any interested person or organization that wishes to provide ongoing base support for our Garden and educational programs.
Membership support donations, other donations and memorials to the friends are tax deductible. These amounts fund our program of educating the public, providing funding and volunteer support for the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, and transportation grants for students to visit the Garden. We are an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff, no offices. Our administrative and fund raising expenses are funded by non-donation resources. Memorials "in honor of" a living person or memorials for a deceased person are accepted and encouraged. For more information on membership or donations and memorials please use the Membership or Donations Menu above.
1952: Clinton Odell describes the Garden and why he started The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden.
If you missed the meeting, documents are still available -DETAILS HERE
Feb. 1, 2020
2510 Sheridan Ave So, Minneapolis MN
Or via Zoom if necessary.
The Summer/Fall 2020 issue of The Fringed Gentian™ is available on this site on the home page or in the past issue link below. The Next issue will be available in the Winter. Contact editor Colin Bartol (e-mail) on any questions. Past issues are available in the newsletter PDF archive.
Below: Our most recent major joint project with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board - Phase II of the wetland boardwalk. Dedication was on April 26 2019.