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“A True Labor of Love”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Munsinger Gardens

Munsinger Gardens
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Saint Cloud
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located along the scenic Mississippi River, these gardens are known for their shade-loving plants including numerous hostas and ferns.
Northfield, Minnesota
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63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A True Labor of Love”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

You may think they lay out an "informal" garden like this and just keep it going year by year, but it is not true. This is certainly true of Munsingers, which is in a continual state of transformation, year by year and even week by week. Plants move around, new things are tried--truly an artistic masterpiece that never stands still. We searched out the gardeners who were happy to show us how they were in the process of gradually reshaping a bed, making sure that every layer of plants blends naturally with the other, keeping in mind the flowerings characteristic of each month. And what a fabulous confluences of artistic touches it is. Everything works together--the perennial beds, the annuals, the paths, the lawn, the buildings, the fountains, even the Mississippi River that flows by. I can't imagine passing this way without stopping by to see it.

Visited July 2013
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Salem, Oregon
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“beautiful walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is a park along the Mississippi. We especially enjoyed the flower. There is access to the Virginia Clemens Gardens from this park.

Visited May 2013
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Peaceful and gorgeous gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have visited these gardens twice at different times of the year and they are lovely. They have nice walkways and beautifully designed landscaping. The flowers and plantings are abundant and breathtaking.

Visited May 2013
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minnesota
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“absolutely gorgeous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

the various gardens are perfect, and all the plants labeled so you can think what you might want to add to your garden. paths by the river, often music, it is a perfect way to spend the afternoon!

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Better every year”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Bring your camera and plan to see a lot of crowds on nice weekends and holidays. A real gem in the St. Cloud area. Make sure to read the plaque that explains why the gardens were started.

Visited April 2013
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