Gardens in Duluth

jennypat Zone 3b NW MN(Zone 3b NW MN)June 3, 2009

My DH and I will be in Duluth next week on business Thursday through Saturday. Are there any gardens I should visit? I know about the rose garden along the lake. I should also mention that any garden visiting I do will have to be after business hours, ending at 7pm on Thursday, 5PM Friday and 7PM again Saturday.

Thanks

Jenny P

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regattagirl(4a Minneapolis)

Yes. The rose garden is quite good and then you probably know that there are other gardens going either direction from there and along the walkways below along the tracks that go along Lake Superior.

We were there last year on July 28 and the peonies were first blooming!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2009 at 11:40PM
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hostaheaven-618

My husband and I were in Duluth a couple of years ago and visited one of our favorite places, Enger Tower and were very pleasantly surprised to learn that a fairly large garden was being established. The tower is fun to climb for a nice aerial view, and the gardens were a real treat. Here's a link to tell you more: http://www.superiortrails.com/duluth-engerpark.html

    Bookmark   June 5, 2009 at 9:42AM
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hoghaven_duluthmn

Besides Enger Park and the Rose garden, there is the Glensheen mansion. I think it is free to just look at the grounds. I believe that they are doing some interesting vegetable garden trials at Glensheen this year. I wlll have to check that out, too.

http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/explore.html

Edelweiss Garden Nursery is a quality garden nursery where you will see some unusual stuff. I believe Rick (where's Rick?) likes to visit there.

http://www.edelweissnursery.com/

Seven bridges road is a very nice drive to see some "off the main beat" scenery. Good shocks on your car would be nice, but definitely worth the ride

http://www.amitycreek.com/sevenbridges/page1.html

I love going to Minnesota Point. Go over the lift bridge and drive the 5 miles or so to the end of the road at the Sky harbor airport. Park the car and pick a trail and walk to the lake side in the sand dunes. (They do use poison ivy for a ground stabilizer, so shoes and socks are good.) Recently, all the plums, june berries and chokecherries were blooming. There are blueberry plants and wild roses. You might find me down there. The drive is nice and there are many unique little front yard cabin gardens along the drive. Bring some pop and a picnic lunch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Point

The Fairlawn mansion on the Superior side has a garden. I haven't checked it out yet.

The Thompson Hill rest area on the way into Duluth on 35 is a beautiful rest area. If you walk behind the rest area building, you might find a trillium still in bloom. Actually the wild flowers are the best. Probably will be a little early for the lupines, but those are great to see.

Have a great time.

Hoghaven - your friendly unofficial Duluth chamber of commerce rep.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2009 at 9:28PM
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