Lyndale Park Rose Garden, Minneapolis

4.8
#16 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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  • Always a pleasure to incorporate the rose garden into a circuit walk around Lake Harriet, especially when the roses are in bloom. We have also come to visit just for the rose garden. All the bushes ar...  more »
  • This is a lovely park to stroll. Stop and smell the roses. We visited on a very hot summery so the roses were a little stressed. Would be best to visit early morning.  more »
  • It was nice to stroll the beautiful rose garden after dinner on a warm summer evening. Very quiet and peaceful and of course a stunning display of hundreds of varieties of roses from all over the worl...  more »
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  • It is one of the best places for having a a nice time by walking around or just a good relax while enjoying the magnificent landscapes created with all kinds of roses, there across of one of the side streets is a beautiful lake (Harriet), on the other side is a big parking lot; It is also an outstanding site for artists such as painters or photographers to develop their projects.
  • Beautiful stroll. In Summer months, you can enjoy improv comedy in the garden on Saturday nights. Concerts at nearby Harriet Lake bandshell are a wonderful way to spend an evening.
  • My grandma's favorite place! It is especially beautiful during spring and summer time!
  • Wonderful place for a summer picnic. Right next to the lake.
  • Beautiful gardens. There’s is an amazing variety of roses. The trial gardens across the street are amazing too.
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