Each year, over 60,000 visitors enjoy the seasonal display of native wildflowers in woodland, wetland and prairie areas. Each area creates a different habitat that fosters different types of plants, animals and birds.
Peak Plant Display Times
Woodland – April and May – bloodroot, wild ginger, trillium, bluebells, trout lilies
Wetland – June and July – showy lady’s-slippers, native irises, cardinal flowers
Prairie – Mid- to Late-Summer – asters, sunflowers, blazing stars, goldenrods
Throughout – Fall – prairie grasses and autumn leaves
A one-way trail with signs leads the way through the Garden. The trail is approximately 1 mile long and includes steep hills and uneven terrain. Plan to spend 30 min to an hour exploring the beautiful gardens. View the trail map. Please note that due to COVID, most benches are not available this season.
If you are driving to the sanctuary, there is a pay parking lot located off of Theodore Wirth Parkway. The parking lot costs $1/hour or $4/day. Payment can be made via credit card, coins, or in the “ParkMpls” app.
The garden is open Tuesday – Sunday, April 15 – October 15; Saturday and Sunday only, October 16 – 31.