Perfect park for Summer in bloom
Where do you find the idyllic summer garden in the heart of the city? Make tracks to Eloise Butler — a wildflower garden and nature getaway, that for more than a century, has been devoted to the gorgeous blooms of summer. You’ll go ga-ga over Showy Lady Slippers orchids, native irises, cardinal flowers; prairie asters, sunflowers, blazing stars, and goldenrod. Even if you don’t know plant names, their kaleidoscopic colors will draw you in. You’ll be surrounded by the sights and smells of summer while walking a short, winding trail among thousands of wildflowers and native plants in woodlands, marshes and prairie grasses. Listen for songbirds and warblers, too. Squeezed for time? A quick visit is doable in an hour.