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Lake Harriet Rose Garden

4125 E Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Ranked #24 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Gardens
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
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Chennai (Madras), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A small but tasteful and well-kept garden near Lake Harriet. Beautiful and colorful flowers. Wish they were there year round. Would add a dash of colors during the white winters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Minnesota winters make rose gardening a lot of work, so we enjoy the Lake Harriet Rose Garden. It is a formal garden with spectacular beds and fun fountains. And it's right off the walking path surrounding the lake, or one can park right beside it. The location next to the Japanese gardens and the bird sanctuary mean one can make... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Many years ago, the Rose Gardens suffered a lot of damage from a tornado, but they have fully recovered. Join all the other Grandmothers in town and go visit- it's also great stroll near Lake Harriet.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This is a nice little park next to the lake Harriet. It's a sweet little retreat for locals and tourists. It's never crowded, which is really nice if you are looking for a quiet place.

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Chaska, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This isn't a huge area but you must see the varieties of roses. All colors and sizes. It is pleasant to be able to stroll right up close and smell and take a close up picture. Lots of people but seemingly no crowding. It is near Lake Harriet as an extra bonus. This is a great way to spend a... More

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This place is amazing. When the flowers are in season, it's a stunningly beautiful place. Vast array of roses are displayed. It's a wonderful free place, with refreshments & toilet facilities across the street. Great place to spend 30-60 minutes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Not worth the trip. If you are walking around Lake Harriet and are seeking a visual distraction, then its ok ... and just ok. This is definitely not a destination. You can find more roses at your local garden store.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

There are larger rose gardens in the U.S. but this is a fine place to casually observe the beauty of many fine roses. Combine it with a Lake Harriet outing (across the parkway) for exercise or for concert-going. Stop and smell the roses!

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Dayton OH
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This rose garden (billed as one of the largest???) is very, very small, and many of the little beds were quite new, so they weren't large plants, etc. We were there in June, yet I was unimpressed. The scenery was nice, but not really worth the drive over there, we thought.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I visited the rose garden in July, and some of the flowers were past their prime. But it is still magnificent, with blossoms of all different colors and shades to look at and smell (one must do that in a rose garden, mustn't one?). Some of my favorites were named after food- very bright colors, pretty combinations. You should also... More

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