In the middle of the Tangletown neighborhood in south Minneapolis, you’ll find a garden oasis that tempts all of the senses. Tangletown Gardens offers lush greenery of all types including succulents, perennials, annuals, heirloom, and water plants. I strolled through the expansive outside area and found a massive display of lush, healthy hostas in both miniature and giant sizes.
You’ll find garden accessories including furniture, garden art, pots, wind chimes and pretty much anything you need to decorate your gardens.
All of the plants were healthy and lush, even in the 90 degree temps. The hydrangea below almost convinced me to take it home with me.
The water gardens in the back add to the sense that you’ve found a hidden garden oasis in the middle of the busy city.
Water lilies, water hyacinth, and water lettuce are just a few of the plants available for water gardens. The water lilies were in bloom with beautiful yellow flowers.
Yes, my walk through the pathways was very refreshing, even in the hot summer afternoon heat. The shop has plenty to see too. I purchased several packets of flower seeds including Butterfly Bush, Delphinium, and Lobelia which I planted in the whisky barrel, after harvesting this year’s crop of red potatoes.
One of the coolest things about Tangletown Gardens is the fact that they sell organic produce that is grown on their farm in Plato, MN. They have a program called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) where you can purchase shares of seasonal produce throughout the summer months. Shares are delivered from the farm to the Tangletown shop for customers to pickup weekly.
They also sell organic produce directly to consumers who don’t participate in the CSA program.
All of the produce is grown using sustainable farming methods, meaning no artificial herbicides or pesticides are applied. Only natural methods for controlling pests and weeds, and natural fertilizers are used. I purchased some zuchini and summer squash, since I don’t have either growing in my garden this year. I sliced it diagonally, drizzled it with olive oil, sprinkled it with freshly chopped basil and Old Bay seasoning and grilled it along with shrimp on skewers. It was mouth-wateringly delicious.
This was my first visit to Tangletown Gardens, but it definitely won’t be my last. It’s nice to know that the shop is open year round and has a wonderful supply of seasonal decorations during the holidays too.