Veterans Memorial Rose Garden

Address

State Capitol Grounds John Ireland Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155

Directions

Within the approach to the Capitol Building, in front of the Veterans Service Building

Run by

State of Minnesota, from 1955 – 1989 
Since 1989, privately maintained on state property

Date Established

1955

Cost

No admission fee

Peak Season

Summer

Peak season (notes)

Late June through August

Region

Metro

Garden Type

Rose Garden

Extras

Metered street parking 
Restrooms in government buildings nearby

Comments

This garden was envisioned as a living memorial to Minnesota veterans. The idea was proposed by Thomas W. Walsh, who served in both World Wars I and II and was a rose enthusiast. Ground was broken on the garden by then governor Orville Freeman in 1955 and the three plot garden was dedicated in June of 1956. Arranged by color and type, the garden has about 800 roses, a mix of hybrid teas, grandifloras and multifloras. The garden is geometric and formal in layout and lacks signage.

Veterans Memorial Rose Garden
Veterans Memorial Rose Garden