Get back to nature and visit the numerous Bloomington gardens. Bloomington and the Twin Cities are home to many renowned gardens like the Minnesota Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis. You’ll find more than 40 modern, 3D sculptures spread across the park’s 11 acres. Make sure to bring your camera – you won’t find this anywhere else!
Be sure to add the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Normandale Japanese Garden to your trip itinerary. The arboretum has more than 900 acres of streams, fields, plant collections and gardens. Here you can see unique flowers like orchids and hibiscus that bloom year round.
The Normandale Japanese Garden is a two-acre park that invokes feelings of peace and serenity. You can visit this unique garden seven days a week and take a self-guided tour.
Lyndale Park Gardens1300 42nd St W Minneapolis, MN 55409 US +1-612-230-6400
SOUTHWEST MINNEAPOLIS. Encompassing several horticultural areas, this space is well-known locally for its rose garden, the nation's second-oldest municipal rose garden. Located on Lake Harriet, the garden promotes quiet, contemplative time away from the hustle and bustle of an urban environment. Meticulously cared for, the rose garden features more than 3000 plants in 100 different varieties. Two fountains border the garden; the bronze-and-marble Hefflefinger Fountain is from the Villa Montalto near Florence, Italy. Rock gardens and perennial gardens are also featured.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum3675 Arboretum Dr Chaska, MN 55318 US +1-952-443-1400
CHASKA. Managed by the University of Minnesota, this over 900-acre arboretum is rich with streams, fields, plant collections, and display gardens. Each season reveals its own unique blooms; even during winter months, orchids and hibiscus thrive in the conservatory. A research library and gift shop are housed in the Snyder Building, where lectures, demonstrations, and classes are offered. Lunch in the Arboretum Restaurant is sure to enhance your visit.
Normandale Japanese Garden9700 France Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55431 +1-952-487-8200
Normandale Community College's Japanese Garden is a two-acre oasis of beauty and serenity in Bloomington, MN. The garden is ideal for contemplation and renewal of the spirit. It's also a beautiful and unique location for weddings and photo sessions in the Twin Cities area. Open year-round at no charge, except when reserved for special events.