An Afternoon Visit to Lyndale Park Rose Garden

Lyndale Park Rose Garden, June 13, 2010
Lyndale Park Rose Garden, June 13, 2010

The skies were overcast all day, but the lighting was perfect for photos at the Lyndale Park Rose Garden, located on the northeast side of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.  The garden became an official All America Rose Selections (AARS) test rose garden in 1946, and is a sanctuary of beauty on the south side of the city.

Lyndale Park Rose Garden, June 13, 2010
Lyndale Park Rose Garden, June 13, 2010

The park consists of 1.5 acres of roses, perennials, and annuals, as well as a Peace Rock Garden adjacent to the rose garden.  There were tea roses, hybrid roses, and shrub roses of all colors and sizes.  I didn’t take the time to write down all the names, but quickly filled up the memory card on my camera, (if I hadn’t we may still be there).

Lyndale Park Rose Garden, June 13, 2010
Lyndale Park Rose Garden, June 13, 2010

The Lyndale Park Rose Garden is the second oldest public rose garden in the US and at the peak of the season sometimes contains 60,000 blooms.  It was constructed in 1907.  It’s the home to 4,000 plants and 250 different species.

Lyndale Park Rose Garden, June 13, 2010

There was no shortage of bees to pollinate the thousands of buds in the gardens.

Lyndale Park Rose Garden

Love this saying . . .

Count Only the Sunny Days
Count Only the Sunny Days

10 thoughts on “An Afternoon Visit to Lyndale Park Rose Garden”

  1. Very beautiful roses! I wish I could smell them to see which were fragrant. Sunny days are great but we do need an occasional rainy day or when would we get anything done indoors?

  2. Aren’t they georgous? The scent in the gardens was so wonderful – I wish I could capture that too. You are correct about the sunny days – that’s my excuse for not getting my household chores done, so any occasional rainy day is needed too. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit.

  3. But I get all my best work done outdoors on the cold overcast days! Love the sunny days, if everything has been well watered the day before. Just planted a couple of large trees, so the overcast days are perfect for them. The rose garden must smell heavenly….

    Christine in Alaska

  4. I actually prefer working in the cool weather too and I love rainy days but week of them at a time is too much for me. The fragrance of the gardens was wonderful. I will be visiting it more often this summer. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. I just love roses and this place would have been heaven for me. Beautiful photos too. What camera do you use?

  6. You’ve taken some lovely photos. It’s a shame that we can’t grow roses like that here in NW Florida–at least not without a lot of chemical help. The heat, humidity, and bugs take a toll on them. Knockouts are the only ones that seem to do okay here. Thanks for adding my site to your favorites on Blotanical. I appreciate it!

  7. Thanks. It is too bad that don’t they don’t grow in your zone but I’ll bet you can grow many beautiful flowers that I can’t. I enjoyed your blog and will visit often.

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