4124 Roseway Road
Minneapolis, MN 55409

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Phone: 612-230-6400


7:30 am-10 pm

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6 am-midnight

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Lyndale Park Annual-Perennial Garden

Part of: Lyndale Park Gardens

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Additional Lyndale Park Garden volunteer opportunities: Men’s & Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis (MWGCM). Two teams from the MWGCM care for the mixed border & native gardens. For more information about the MWGCM visit their website at

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Nearby Gardens:

Peak Display Time: mid-June until frost. Spring bulbs and perennials begin their bloom in May.

Weddings at Turtle Fountain


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Glorious Gardens

From grand expanses to hidden gems, gardens throughout the park system offer flowers, history, sculpture, community hubs and more.

Longfellow Gardens

Neighborhood: East Harriet

Service Area: Southwest

Commissioner District: 6

This garden was built in 1962-63 when the Phelps (Turtle) fountain was moved from the downtown Gateway to the East end of this garden.

Two long perennial borders edge this garden and six annual beds are featured in between.

Rentals & Permits

Outdoor Weddings: Make your outdoor ceremony unique and memorable. View wedding permit details. Wedding Ceremony Application [PDF]

In 1924, Louis Boeglin, the park board horticulturist, planted a large new garden of perennial and annual flowers on the northern edge of the park west from King’s Highway. The garden was 1,000-feet long and from four- to twenty-feet wide and contained 10,000 plants. Wirth noted that the new planting attracted an unusual amount of attention and thousands of visitors. That year Louis Boeglin also proposed a rock garden planted with Alpine plants to the west of the new garden stretching toward the lake. With the creation of the perennial garden Lyndale Park replaced the Armory Garden at The Parade as the premier garden in the city.

Park history compiled and written by David C. Smith.