The Retreat in Progress

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Peacefulness in Minneapolis

In July 2016, I attended my second Garden Blogger's Fling in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area.  The first stop on the whirlwind trip of looking at gorgeous gardens and fabulous flora was the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary.  This 15 acre plot was the perfect location to begin the tour and ease us Flingers into the next few days.

The garden, although close to downtown Minneapolis, feels as though you have been transported into a land far, far away with its wooden pathways that lead through tall trees, peaceful sanctuaries, and a field of cattails.


  1. Oh, your photos are beautiful, Rebecca! Thanks for the journey back to a special place with a special group of gardening friends. I agree: The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden is a gem of a place.

  2. One of my favorite gardens. I was lucky enough to see it on a fall day a few years ago...Now I just need to visit in the spring.

  3. Love the wooden board walk - how non-intrusive it is, as it "floats" through the woods. Lovely indeed!


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