Eliose Butler Wildflower Garden opens today

Bloodroot is currently in bloom at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Credit: submitted photo

 The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden opened today after a two-week delay due to the extended winter season.

The 15-acre preserve first opened on April 27, 1907, making it the country’s oldest public wildflower garden. Today it’s home to 500 plant species and 130 bird species that attract 60,000 visitors annually.

The Wildflower Garden is open from 7:30 a.m. until one hour before sunset, seven days a week through mid-October. The Martha Crone Visitor Shelter in the Wildflower Garden is open from 10 a.m. until one hour before sunset Monday-Saturday and from 12 p.m. until one hour before sunset on Sundays.