Now in our 68th year - Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting
The interests of The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary
The MPRB is considering allocating funding to complete improvements to the Garden, including new equipment storage space, an all gender family accessible bathroom, and working space for the staff. Please support the Garden by signing up to receive updates about the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Operations and Visitor Comfort Improvements project! www.minneapolisparks.org/eloise-butler-improvements
The Friends are encouraging everyone to take a survey to let the MPRB know what you would like to see as a part of the project! Go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EloiseButler
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Selected from the many species in, or historical to, the Garden.
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Details and photos of the four tall yellow composits in the Upland Garden. Article.
A DROP fell on the apple tree
Another on the roof;
A half a dozen kissed the eaves,
And made the gables laugh.
A few went out to help the brook,
That went to help the sea.
Myself conjectured, Were they pearls,
What necklaces could be!
“The charming landscape which I saw this morning is indubitably made up of some twenty or thirty farms. Miller owns this field, Locke that, and Manning the woodland beyond. But none of them owns the landscape. There is a property in the horizon which no man has but he whose eye can integrate all the parts, that is, the poet. This is the best part of these men's farms, yet to this their warranty-deeds give no title.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1836, from Nature.