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Rose Garden, Minneapolis

4.5
#9 of 29 in Parks in Minneapolis
Lyndale Park is located on the northeast side of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is adjacent to the Lakewood Cemetery and between Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet. It is part of an enormous greenspace circling through Minneapolis called the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, and is one of the seven districts within, called the Chain of Lakes. The other six districts within Grand Rounds are the Downtown Riverfront, Mississippi River, Minnehaha, Theodore Wirth, Victory Memorial Parkway, and Northeast. Managed by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the 53mi parkway system has numerous parks and parkways, lakes (22 within the city limits), streams and creeks, the Mississippi River, and the 53ft high Minnehaha Falls. The 6400acre park system is designed so that every home in Minneapolis is within six blocks of green space.
Lyndale Park is 61acre and contains four gardens; the Peace Garden, the Rose Garden, the Perennial Garden, and the Perennial Trial Garden. Immediately adjacent to the Peace Garden is the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary.
The park's arboretum was conceived by Theodore Wirth in 1907 and by 1915 the bulk of the collection had been planted. Many of the original plantings still survive. Major collections include roses and crabapple trees. Heritage trees, defined as the oldest or largest specimen found within the city limits, include the Cucumber Magnolia, River Birch, Golden Larch, Mugo Pine, White Fir, Austrian Pine, Japanese Yew, and Wafer Ash.
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  • We were there at the tail end of rose season this time, and it was still amazingly lovely. People bring hammocks to hang in the trees around the garden, The fountains are lovely. Parking is simple. It...  more »
  • We love this neighborhood spot. The whole garden is beautiful and we are so thankful for the people who keep it up for everyone to enjoy.  more »
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  • A beautiful garden with a great history. A lovely spot to meander, meditate, peruse the rose varieties, or just sit and enjoy. Bring your camera, cup of coffee, or just a bit of time out of your day; this garden offers that moment of calm in the midst of noise.
  • If you like me like roses and flowers, this place is definitely for you! Minnesota summer time. Butterflies! Elegant rose aroma!!! Few fountains, benches. Peaceful and quiet place! Definitely recommended to visit when weather permits. 😊

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