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Lake Harriet Rose Garden

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Address: 4125 E Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone Number: 612-370-4900
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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This is a really nice place to visit when you are in the Lake Harriet area. There is a wide variety of roses to view (and smell). Lovely

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

This is a really nice place to visit when you are in the Lake Harriet area. There is a wide variety of roses to view (and smell). Lovely

Thank m_l_koch
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The rose garden is a favorite spot in South Minneapolis. Tended by local garden clubs, it is a gift to the residents of Minneapolis and all visitors. Most summer evenings you will find families and couples mingling with groups taking photos at this picturesque spot. Bring a picnic and sit among the lovely flowers or just wander around taking in... More 

Thank Eric S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I lived in Minneapolis for many years and have dozens of photos of the beautiful blooms of the rose collection. I always pay a visit when I return every few years. It can be a photographer's paradise when the roses are at peak bloom in early to mid summer. Don't expect much in August or September, although the perennial gardens... More 

Thank seniortraveler12
Williamsburg, Virginia
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335 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The work, time, and effort put into the roses and the gardens surrounding the area are amazing. It is peaceful and relaxing to stroll through and enjoy the scenery. A must stop if your enjoying the nearby lake or concert at the band shell.

Thank KErickson96
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

There are many gardens here! Great fun! Roses galore, for sure. Loved 4 small gardens that were inspired by famous pieces of art for which prints were displayed. Only thing missing were names of plants, including rose varieties. Would love that to be added.

Thank Anniversary_minded
Palm Bay, Florida
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79 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful!!! The rose garden is right across the street from lake Harriet next to Lakewood Cemetery. There are sidewalks through the garden surrounded by flowers, sculptures, and fountains. Its a great place to stop when walking around the lakes. Great for families. Highly Recommend.

Thank David B
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Roses! This was our freeby for the weekend. 75 cents for parking. I wanted to take a walk with my husband where my parents courted. I wish the tea roses were in full bloom. We will have to schedule that next time. Fountains. Peaceful. Artists drawing, people on benches reading...lovely.

Thank Netterpants
Near DC
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Plant enthusiasts will enjoy not only the rose beds. There are many other parts of the garden with various annuals and perennials. There are also trial beds. The gardens are part of the entire Lake Harriet park which has a great bike path and a separate parallel walking path. Great opportunities for exercise.

Thank Viginian
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

*Also called: Lyndale Park Rose Garden* While this is a smaller park area...it is crammed with beauty! This visit was in late July so some of the roses were beginning to fade away...still enough to definitely enjoy the vast quantity of varieties this garden boasts. Besides the roses...there are tons of other gorgeous blooming flowers/plants/trees to feast your eyes on.... More 

Thank StarletteSkye
Jacksonville, Florida
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76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is truly one of the greatest spots in Minneapolis. In Spring and Summer when the flowers are in bloom you can't pick a better strolling spot. On Sunday afternoons a local Greyhound rescue organization walks the dogs around Lake Harriet and there are often concerts at the bandshell and theres a snack bar for popcorn and ice cream. If... More 

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