Lyndale Park Rose Garden


4124 Roseway Road Minneapolis, MN 55409


Roseway Road between Dupont Ave. S.and the Parkway

Phone Number


Fax Number

(612) 370-4831

Run by

Minneapolis Parks and Recreation

Date Established



Theodore Wirth


1 acre of roses – part of 61 acre Lyndale Park


No admission fee

Peak Season


Peak season (notes)

Late June to late September



Garden Type

Historic Garden
Rose Garden


Free street parking and a fee parking lot nearby 
Restrooms near the bird sanctuary and parking lot 
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


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