Japanese Garden Photo Gallery

The Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden in the spring

Normandale Community College's Japanese Garden is a two-acre oasis on its campus in Bloomington, Minnesota. The beauty and serenity of the garden make it ideal for contemplation and renewal of the spirit.

The garden is open year-round at no charge, except when reserved for special events. We ask that children under 12 not visit the garden without supervision. A self-guided tour brochure is available inside the square shelter located in the garden. If you are not able to visit the garden, our online tour describes the landscaping and architectural features.

The Garden is maintained jointly by the College and the Japanese Garden Committee. The Normandale Community College Foundation acts as the fiduciary agent. This partnership ensures the future of the garden through maintenance, memberships, special gifts, and donations. We invite you to enter our garden through the gallery and then explore the website to learn more about the garden's features and history.

If you would like to contact the Garden, please call 952-358-8145

Japanese Garden Festival Story (City of Bloomington TV)

2019 Japanese Garden Festival Program/Schedule

The most recent version of the Japanese Garden Newsletter featured stories about the upcoming Japanese Garden Festival (on Sept. 21) commemorating Normandale's 50th year, a shout-out to three longtime Garden volunteers and other great stories. 

Nihon Teien Matsuri--Japanese Garden Festival! 


Sat, Sep 21,2019  11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Click here to check out the most recent newsletter. 

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