The Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden Bridge

Japanese Garden Festival Story (City of Bloomington TV)

The most recent version of the Japanese Garden Newsletter featured stories about the upcoming Japanese Garden Festival (on Sept. 23), Normandale's Campus Horticulturalist Sam Kaufman and many other great stories. 

Click here to check out the most recent newsletter. 


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.

Directions to the Japanese Garden