Loring Park Garden of the Seasons
Harmon Place and Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403
Northwest corner of Loring Park (north of the intersection of W. 15th Street and Hennepin Avenue)
Minneapolis Parks and Recreation
No admission fee
Peak season (notes)
Mid-June to fall
Spring for wildflowers
Picnicking – in greater Loring Park
Metered street parking
Biking – in greater Loring Park
Loring Park is sometimes called the hub of the Grand Rounds Trails. These trails take you, walking, biking or driving, through the whole city of Minneapolis. This display garden was installed as part of a refurbishing of Loring Park. It’s centerpiece is a large, circular bed containing birch trees under-planted with a mixture of wildflowers and annuals. This central area is ringed with multiple wedge shaped beds planted with colorful and imaginative combinations of shrubs, evergreens, ornamental grasses and perennials. There is good plant signage in the main garden. Paths in the garden are brick and there is ample seating.
Edges of the lake within Loring Park have been left wild and there are “no-mow” areas in the park that reflect a renewed concern for maintaining water quality and wildlife habitat.