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Normandale Japanese Garden

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9700 France Ave S, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN 55431-4309
+1 952-487-8145
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June 19. It rained off and on, but I visited anyway while the fine mist continued. I climbed up the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cece C
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Bloomington, Minnesota
Peaceful garden to read and think

The Normandale Garden is small but traditional Japanese and very nicely laid out, with benches to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
williamnM6773GM
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Savage, United States
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“benches” (6 reviews)
“marsh” (3 reviews)
“meditate” (2 reviews)
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9700 France Ave S, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN 55431-4309
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+1 952-487-8145
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Reviewed 3 days ago

June 19. It rained off and on, but I visited anyway while the fine mist continued. I climbed up the steps beside the waterfall and took the Garden's upper pat over to sit in the round shelter for awhile. The benches were wet despite it's...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Normandale Garden is small but traditional Japanese and very nicely laid out, with benches to sit and wonderful gardening.

Thank williamnM6773GM
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not exactly what I imagined but it was nice. Very pretty and serene but smaller than it appeared. It was a nice walk through and if your are in the area worth it, if you are not in the area I would ot go out...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful place and peaceful.Nice place to come and relax and read a book all day or just a place to come walk or read a book

Thank Latoya H
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

A very beautiful, peaceful park. Even with the snow on the ground, it was an interesting walk around - viewing all the interesting details. Be sure to read the information in the first "house", it explains all the thought and detail. I wish I could...More

1  Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Beautiful area n gardens n pond...Normandale College has grown since I grad. Both 1982 n 1996...2 different degrees.

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

We loved the Japanese Gardens at the college. We were in town for hectic convention and this supplied us with a quiet place among the chaos. I highly recommend. I don't think many people know what they are missing.

Thank Dakotagirl777
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

This lovely setting is an enjoyable escape from hectic surroundings of a large suburb. With benches and walking paths it can be whatever experience you like, a park or a walk, with fabulous foliage and flowers at the right time of the year.

Thank jpbmn
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

The garden is easy to find. There is lots of parking. The grounds are beautiful. It would be a very peaceful place to spend some time. I went here to kill some time after checking out of my hotel and going to the Minneapolis Airport....More

Thank KeepnItFunkyInTN
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Not impressed. Dead fish in water. Fresh grass clippings in water. Not professional. Very small garden.

2  Thank VikingVerne
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Brenda T
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It was free... As a Student there taking classes... You can go to the Lunchroom n look at it through the windows if its cold out,n can go outside when its nice n they have a pathway to stay on n little billboards to read... More
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