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Lake Harriet Rose Garden

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Address: 4125 E Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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+1 612-370-4900
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00

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Beautiful But Hot

The Lake Harriet Rose Garden is a wonderful diversion during a jog, walk, or bike trip around Lake Harriet. It really is beautiful when the roses are in bloom. However, be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dale L
Bloomington, Minnesota
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lake Harriet Rose Garden is a wonderful diversion during a jog, walk, or bike trip around Lake Harriet. It really is beautiful when the roses are in bloom. However, be warned that there isn't much shade. Roses like sun, so if it's a hot day don't expect this to be a good place to cool off.

Thank Dale L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

With a little luck, you can visit the Rose Garden when many of the plants are in bloom. My wife and I enjoy walking through row after row of lovely roses looking for the most symmetric and fragrant blossoms. This is calming and fun.

Thank Saratori
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The is a beautiful, peaceful, garden near the shore of Lake Harriet. Perfect stop on a bike trip, or just a drive around the lakes.

Thank chl0e48
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have been visiting the Lake Harriet rose Gardens for many years. If you are a rose lover and enjoy growing roses especially in Minnesota climate, it is a lovely visit.The rose aroma is terrific and I always bring my camera along.

Thank artist75
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The place is beautifully. It's all green and a lot of Flowers, some fountains. If you like the nature is a good place to go, there's space to ride bikes, to walk and run. Even to sleep. It's good for all Amoy spend some time.

Thank Josefina A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you're in the lakes area, this is adjacent to Lake Harriet, and Lyndale Park. Take a detour from Harriet, and stroll through this Rose Garden (check seasonality), and also the Lyndale park next door. Lovely spot for a picnic in the grass.

Thank MplsLakes
Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were taken here as part of our city excursion round Minneapolis. My girlfriend loved the rose garden.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

There is a series of gardens in the Lake Harriet area-the Rose Garden, the Perennial Garden, the Peace(or Rock) Garden and the Trials Garden. They are sometimes called the Lynndale Park Gardens. We visited the Rose Garden about two weeks late to see the peak blooming time, but it was clear there was well over 200 kinds of roses blooming... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The rose garden is basically several plots of roses. Don't expect incredible landscaping or arbors to use as prom picture backgrounds or anything. Not knowing anything about roses myself, I may just be missing the allure, but there's not much to see here.

Thank Dallas R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We stopped to walk through the gardens on a steamy Tuesday. Fun to see the beautiful colors of roses, the organization of the different colors and the fountains and art along the way. I'll be back!

Thank Danette G

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