: 4711 W. 70th St.,
, MN 55435 (952)928-4578.
- This spacious city park features 28 gradens
including a daylily garden, a woodland garden, 18 formal gardens, a
hosta glade, perennial borders and annual beds, plus a fountain and
: 18th Street, New Ulm
, MN (507)354-5528.
- Schell's Gardens
are situated near a beautiful 1885 Victorian mansion with a Deer Park in back,
all on the brewery grounds.
: Caponi Art Park and Learning Center, 1205 Diffley Road,
- A stone sculptor transformed the 65 acres surrounding
his home and studio into an art and nature park, with landscaped grounds
and sculpture. Professor Caponi is the artistic director and artist in
Boulevard and 13th Street, St. Cloud
, MN (320)255-7216.
(Marjorie McNeeley) Conservatory
- Six gardens, laid out in
a formal style with ironwork and fountains, include the Virginia Clemens Rose
Garden (over 1,100 roses), the Rest Area Garden, the Formal Garden, the White
Garden, the Perennial Garden, and the Treillage Garden.
: 1325 Aida Place, St. Paul
, MN 55103 (651)487-8201 or
The Cowling Arboretum
- A stunning 1915 Victorian double-domed glass
greenhouse, the conservatory includes a the central Palm Dome, The North
Wing (plants that have a connection with humans), the Fern Room, the
Gallery Garden (exhibits works of art, flowers, and plants together),
the Sunken Garden or South Wing (an ever-changing display of flowers)
and a Bonsai Display Room (the Midwest's largest collection). Outdoor
gardens include the McKnight Formal Garden, the Enchanted Garden (a
butterfly garden) and the Ordway Memorial Japanese Garden with a Tea
House landscaped in the Sansui mountain-and-water style featuring a pond
and waterfall. Adjacent is the Como Park Zoo.
Carleton College, Northfield
, MN 55057-4016 (800)995-2275.
Duluth Rose Garden
- This 400 acre
arboretum (the "Arb") traversed by 10 miles of trails is a State Game Refuge and
displays both native and non-native trees and shrubs. If the right pine trees are there, then it might be possible to make marmoleum out of their rosin.
Habitats represented in the arboretum include floodplain/successional floodplain forest,
upland/successional forest, oak savanna, prairie and wetland areas.
Leif Erickson Park
, 13th Ave. East and London Rd.,
, MN 55802 (218)723-3337.
Containing over 3000 rose bushes, this formal English style rose
garden is constructed on top of an interstate highway.
, 7700 York Avenue S., Edina
, MN 55435 (952)832-6790.
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary
- This completely enclosed 1 acre park exhibits over 1000 plants, trees and flowers.
: 1 Theodore Wirth
Parkway at Glenwood Ave., Minneapolis
, MN 55416 (612) 370-4903.
Tower Park Japanese Garden
- This sanctuary
covers 13.8 acres and contains bog, prairie and woodland habitats in which
native animals and wildflowers can be viewed.
Park Drive, Duluth
, MN 55802 (218)723-3425.
- This "Garden on the Hill" surrounds
Enger Tower. On display are Japanese, rock and perennial gardens, a landscaped
pond, and a pavilion.
: The Bakken Museum of Electricity, 3537 Zenith Avenue S.,
, MN 55416.
Gardens at the North Central Research and Outreach Center
- This garden, on the grounds of a museum of
electricity, offers medicinal plants in an ornamental display in the
style of an English cottage garden.
: 1861 E. Highway 169 (next to Itasca Community College),
, MN 55744 (218)327-4490.
Gibbs Farm Museum of Pioneer and Dakota Life
- A University of Minnesota research center, this facility (an All American Selection Display Garden in 1990) has plants are set out in rows or plots or hanging baskets
so that visitors can evaluate their merits.
: 2097 West Larpenteur Ave.,
, MN 55113 (651)646-8629.
- This historic farm with
costumed interpreters and live farm animals has a homesteader/pioneer garden with heritage and heirloom seeds, a heritage orchard, a garden planted with crops
(food and medicinal) of the native Dakota Indians in the shape of a
turtle, and areas
of tall grass prairie and oak savannah.
3300 London Road, Duluth
, MN 55804 (218)726.8910 or (888)454-4536.
Horticultural Gardens at West Central Research and Outreach Center
- A lovely
Victorian mansion on Lake Superior includes 7 acres of grounds with impressive
walled formal gardens.
: 46353 State Highway 329,
, MN 56267 (320)589-1711.
- The gardens feature varieties of
delphiniums, begonias, New Guinea impatiens, ornamental grasses, perennials, annual flowers,
collections of hosta, lady slippers and shady perennials. Demonstration
and educational displays include a children's garden, a heritage garden
and a water garden.
: Blue Earth County Historical Society, 606 S. Broad Street,
, MN 56001-3817 (507)345-5566.
James J. Hill Depot and Gardens
- This 19th century mansion and carriage
house are ornamented with award-winning formal Victorian gardens.
: Lake St. between Grove Lane E and Broadway Ave. S,
, MN 55391 (952)473-0234.
Jo Ryo En Japanese Garden
- Sunny beds of flowering annuals, perennials, and
ornamental grasses and shady beds of hosta and other shade tolerant
perennials beautify the area between the depot and Lake Minnetonka.
: Carleton College, 1st St. East and Maple St. South,
, MN 55057 (800)995-2274.
Lake Park Roher Rose Garden
- Named one of the 10 best Japanese gardens outside Japan,
this remarkable garden is a "kare-sansui" or dry landscape garden, where water is only suggested by rocks and gravel. Plants are mostly evergreen with
flowering shrubs. Features include stone lanterns, a water basin with bamboo drip and a viewing pavilion.
The Garden of Quiet Listening.
: Lake Park Dr.,
, MN 55987 (507)457-8258.
LeDuc Historic Estate
- This lovely public park situated on the edge of Lake
Winoa displays over 2,000 roses of about 200 varieties arrangedbby
color in raised planter beds around a gazebo.
, 1629 Vermillion Street,
, MN 55033 (651)437-7055.
Erickson Park Rose Garden
The Gothic Revival mansion, near scenic Vermillion Falls Park, is
surrounded by a 4 acre Victorian pleasure ground based on works of prominent horticulturist Andrew Jackson Downing.The
property showcases 200 year old majestic burr oaks, heritage plantings, fruit trees
(including an heirloom apple orchard), herbs, historic peony varieties,
a rain garden with native plants and a strolling woods. The owner, William LeDuc, served as Commissioner of
Agriculture under President Rutherford B. Hayes.
: E. 12th Avenue and London Road,
, MN 55812
Arboretum and Sculpture Gardens
- This lovely All America Rose Selections accredited rose garden
displays 3,000 rose bushes.
: Gustavus Adolphus College,
Loring Park Garden of the Seasons
- The Arboretum contains three native habitat areas, conifer
forest, prairie, and deciduous forest. A fourth area surrounding the Melva Lind
Interpretive Center includes cultivated gardens and trees that were introduced
: Harmon Pl. and Hennepin Ave.,
, MN 55403 (612)230-6400.
- When fully mature, this garden will have a framework of birches underplanted with wildflowers. Until then, 8
distinctly colored wedge-shaped beds
surround the birch circle and feature perennials and some annuals. Beyond the color wedges is another set of wedge-shaped beds
called "The Tapestry of Color" that feature evergreens, shrubs, grasses and annuals.
, 4124 Roseway Rd., Minneapolis
, MN 55409 (612)370-4838.
Master Gardener Education and Research Display Garden at UMore Park
: 1605 160th St. E,
, MN 55068 (651)423-2455.
- This wonderful center includes a Butterfly Garden, Prairie Garden, Heirloom Garden,
Vegetables, Heirloom Garden, Flowers, Bird Garden, Junior Master Gardener Garden, Iris Garden, Peony Garden, Sunflower Garden, Daylily Garden,
'M' Garden, Gazebo Garden, Medicinal Herb Garden (Hmong & Chinese), Hardy Shrub Rose Garden, Bailey Rose Garden and many more demonstration gardens.
The trial garden section includes trials on Perennial Disease Resistance, Trees and Shubs, Mums,Corn Gluten Meal, Mulch, Low Input Lawn Care Turf,
Dakota Co. Master Gardener Selected Annuals, Vegetables, Johnny's Seeds Squash, Flowers, Master Gardener Top Picks, Pan American Flowers,
UM Shrub Rose, and No Mow Turf.
: 3720 Mayowood Road SW,
, MN 55902 (507)282-9447.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Cowles Conservatory
- Home of Dr. Charles Mayo, founded of the Mayo Clinic, this
38 room mansion is surrounded by European and Japanese influenced gardens including a
graduated system of eight ponds, a tempietto, pergola, teahouse, various statues and sculptures, "dragon tooth" limestone walls, and a system of concrete and stone steps and walkways.
: 726 Vineland Pl. (North of the Walker Art Center),
, MN 55403 (612)370-3996.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
- This 11 acre garden is home to over 40 works of art. The original garden reflects the architecture of the Walker Art Center, while the newer addition
showcases the 300 foot long Alene Grossman Memorial Arbor and Flower Garden
featuring a vine covered arbor with eclectic groupings of unusual perennials and flowering vines.
The Cowles Conservatory features exotic orchids, palms, and other fragrant and beautiful species.
: University of Minnesota, 3675 Arboretum
Drive (off Highway 5), Chanhassen
, MN 55317-0039 (952)443-1400.
- This extensive 1,000 acre arboretum showcases
annual and perennial display gardens, collections of plants developed
for northern climates, a Home Demonstration Garden (including a rock
garden, a garden for small spaces, a cutting garden and an arbor), the
Nelson Shrub Rose Collection, the Wilson Rose Garden, the Pillsbury
Shade Tree Exhibit, the Bennett-Johnson Prairie, the Seisui Tei (Garden
of Pure Water), special collections of apple trees, lilies and dahlias,
and the Clotilde Irvine Sensory Garden.
Zoo Boulevard (Off County Road 38 East), Apple Valley
, MN (612)432-9000.
acres 2,300 animals, with 105 animals representing 15 species on the United
States Endangered Species Act list Exhibits are organized along four trails: the
Minnesota Trail, the Northern Trail, Discovery Bay (marine animals) and the
Tropics Trail. The Northern Trail can be viewed by monorail.
Drive South and Michigan Avenue, St. Cloud
, MN (320)255-7238.
- This lovely public
park with its towering oak, hemlock and pine trees, is situated next to the
: 2865 Northshore Drive,
, MN 55391 (763)559.6700
Normandale Community College Japanese Garden
- Renowed for its tranquility and
spectacular beauty, this formal garden is sited along the shore of Crystal Bay on Lake
Minnetonka. Enjoy the covered boathouse porch with comfy furniture to while
away the time.
: 9700 France Avenue South,
, MN 55431 (952)487-8145.
- This tranquil 2 acre Japanese garden
features a waterfall, small foot bridges, a lagoon, and strolling paths.
: Paul Bunyan
Conservation Area, P.O. Box 375, NW 7th St. behind the Westgate Mall,
MN 56401 (218)829-8770.
- Traversed by hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobile
trails, the habitats of this arboretum include jack pine savannah, marsh and
: 9th St. and 9th Ave. North, Virginia
, MN (218)741-2149.
Oliver H. Kelley Farm
city-owned 7,000 square foot greenhouse displays an assortment of exotic
: 15788 Kelley Farm Rd.,
, MN 55330 (763)441-6896.
- This working 1860s farm uses tools and machines of
the period to harvest fields, orchards,
vegetable plots and extensive kitchen gardens planted with heirloom
varieties dating from 1850 to 1876. Fall visitors can help with the
Plummer House of the Arts Gardens
: 1091 Plummer Lane S.W.,
, MN 55902 (507)281-6160.
Roseville Central Park Muriel Sahlin Arboretum
- This public park features 11 acres of landscaped grounds, formal gardens, a bird trail, a quarry, and a water tower.
: 2525 Dale Ave.,
, MN 55113 (651)792-7006.
St. Francis Peace Garden
- This 8 acre arboretum offers beautiful theme gardens,
manicured grounds, stone and paved walkways, a central water fountain and wonderful architectural structures.
: 14th Ave S.W. and 4th St. S.W.,
, MN 55904.
St. John's Arboretum:
- On the grounds of St. Mary's Hospital, part of the Mayo Clinic,
this garden is a quiet refuge with soothing water, plants to attract songbirds, and emphasis on texture rather than color.
St. John's University, CR 159,
, MN 56321 (320)363-3126.
Scherer Flower Garden
and Sculpture Garden
- A happy partnership between St. John's Abbey and
the University, the Arboretum has restored 160 of prairie and oak
savannah that can be reached by a walkway through wetlands.
: 1535 Cliff Road, Eagan
, MN 55122 (651)454-4521.
Sibley House Museum
- Take a
break from the Mall of America to visit this blending of nature and sculpture
amid beautiful gardens.
1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy., Mendota
, MN 55150 (651)452-1596.
- This 1836 limestone
house was home to Henry Hastings Sibley, the first governor of Minnesota and
includes a small recreated prarie garden and the Tea House garden.
: Park Lane and Given Street, Mankato
, MN (507)387-8649.
Stoppel Farm at the History Center of Olmsted County
- This city park
includes beautiful landscaping with flower beds, fountains and a gazebo.
: 1195 West Circle Drive SW,
, MN 55902 (507)282-9447.
Veterans Memorial Rose Garden
- The preserved farmstead, includes a heritage
vegetable garden. The earliest settlers on the site lived in a root
: State Capitol Grounds, John Ireland Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
, MN 55155.
- Part of an impressive memorial, this formal rose garden displays
about 800 roses arranged by color and type, a mix of hybrid teas,
grandifloras and multifloras.