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Garden Site Directory

A list of links to gardens open to the public, arboreta (botanical gardens dedicated to trees), community gardens, garden clubs, state associations, garden websites, gardening help and other useful government websites in Minnesota. If there's a link that should be here, or you see anything that needs corrected, let us know - contact details are at the bottom of the page.

Arboreta and Gardens

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Alexandria

Noonan's Park
Alexandria, MN 56308
"In the heart of the City."

Apple Valley

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN 55124
"The Minnesota Zoo displays its collection of over 1300 orchids throughout the Tropics Building all year long." Admission.

Bloomington

Japanese Garden
9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431
At Normandale Community College: "Designed by Mr. Takao Watanabe, Garden Architect from Tokyo, Japan."

Chaska

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318

Collegeville

Saint John's Arboretum
Collegeville, MN 56321
"Encompasses over 2500 acres settled by Benedictine monks in 1864."

Duluth

Glensheen
3300 London Road, Duluth, MN 55804
The Historic Congdon Estate - English style house and gardens. Admission.

Edina

Edinborough Park
7700 York Ave. S., Edina, MN 55435
"With more than 6,000 plants, trees and flowers, Edinborough Park is Minnesota's most unique indoor public park."

Minneapolis

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary
Theodore Wirth Pky. and Glenwood Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55422
"The oldest public wildflower garden in the nation." Open April l - October 15. Free admission.

Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden
3537 Zenith Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55416
"The Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden was created by integrating medicinal plants that thrive in Minnesota's robust climate with a pre-existing English landscape-style perennial garden." Admission.

Lakewood Cemetery
3600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408
This large urban cemetery includes greenhouse and several gardens. Free admission.

Loring Park Garden of the Seasons
1382 Willow St., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Recently constructed garden near Loring Pond. Free Admission.

Lyndale Park Gardens
1500 E. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
"Lyndale Park Gardens encompasses four distinctive gardens; the Rose Garden, the Perennial Garden, Peace (Rock) Garden and the Perennial Trial Garden. Immediately adjacent to the Peace Garden is the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary." Free admission.

Lyndale Park Rose Garden
4125 E. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
The second oldest public rose gardens in the U.S. Northern most AARS (All America Rose Selections) test rose garden. Free admission.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
726 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Quirky sculpture garden located across from the Walker Art Center and Guthrie Theater. Free Admission.

Minnehaha Falls Pergola Garden
4801 Minnehaha Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55417
"Perennial garden features native wildflowers and grasses." Free admission.

Northfield

Carleton College: Cowling Arboretum
Northfield, MN 55057

Carleton's Japanese Garden
Northfield, MN 55057

Orono

Noerenberg Memorial Gardens
2840 North Shore Drive, Orono, MN 55391
Open May 1 - October 15. Free admission.

Roseville

Muriel Sahlin Arboretum
2525 North Dale St., Roseville, MN 55113
A small but varied collection of public gardens.

St. Cloud

Munsinger and Clemens Gardens
Kilian Blvd SE at 14th St. SE, St. Cloud, MN 56301

St. Paul

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive , St. Paul, MN 55103

Gibbs Museum
2097 West Larpenteur Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55113
Dakotah Medicine Teaching Garden, native prairie, and pioneer garden. Admission.

St. Peter

Linnaeus Arboretum
800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082
At Gustavus Adolphus College: "The three major natural ecosystems found in Minnesota are represented in the arboretum: the conifer forest in the north, the prairie in the south and west, and the deciduous forest in between."

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