|"Spoonbridge and Cherry"|
2. The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary is the oldest, public wildflower garden in the nation and houses over 500 plant species and 130 bird species on it's 15 acres. It has interpretive stations for a self guided tour along the paths of the garden and a visitors shelter where you'll find lots of natural history information. They also have summer youth programs. The garden is open from the beginning of April to mid-October.
|The Sunken Garden|
|A rose in the Arboretum Rose Garden|
There are tons more parks and gardens in the Twin Cities and I'd love to visit, review and share all of them with you. You can find a list of more parks on the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation site and a local news station's Best Gardens in the Twin Cities list will give you a few more suggestions as well. And while I focus just on gardens here, the music and dining scene is just as fabulous.