Lyndale Park Rose Garden

Address

4124 Roseway Road Minneapolis, MN 55409

Directions

Roseway Road between Dupont Ave. S.and the Parkway

Phone Number

612-370-4900

Fax Number

(612) 370-4831

Run by

Minneapolis Parks and Recreation

Date Established

1907

Designer

Theodore Wirth

Size

1 acre of roses – part of 61 acre Lyndale Park

Cost

No admission fee

Peak Season

Summer

Peak season (notes)

Late June to late September

Region

Metro

Garden Type

Historic Garden
Rose Garden

Extras

Free street parking and a fee parking lot nearby 
Restrooms near the bird sanctuary and parking lot 
Accessible
Bird watching – Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary is adjacent 
Hiking – walking paths around Lake Harriet 
Biking – biking paths around Lake Harriet
Weddings can be arranged in the garden

Comments

This rose garden is the second oldest public rose garden in the U.S. It was designed by Theodore Wirth while he was superintendent of the Minneapolis Parks System. He designed the first public rose garden in the U.S. while head of Connecticut’s Park System. The garden layout has not changed since its initial planting in the spring of 1908 with 62 rectangular plots in its central section planted with hybrid tea and grandiflora roses. The outside fence is lined with floribundas, old fashioned and shrub roses. There are over 3,000 roses of over 250 varieties on display, with naming signage. During its peak season, the garden can contain about 60,000 blooms. The garden was chosen as the northern most of All American rose selection test garden’s in 1946. This is a wonderful place to view and evaluate different rose cultivars. At the uppermost end of the garden, which slopes up from Lake Harriet, is the Heffelfinger Fountain, a bronze and marble sculpture imported from Italy.

Lyndale Park Rose Garden
Lyndale Park Rose Garden