The Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden in the spring

Japanese Garden in the winter

Normandale Community College's Japanese Garden is a treasured campus and community amenity that promotes wellness and allows social distancing. As long as Normandale's buildings are allowed to be open, the garden will remain open as well.  The beauty and serenity of the garden make it ideal for contemplation and renewal of the spirit.

Normandale's Japanese Garden is officially closed for the winter season. It will reopen in the spring, with an exact date to be determined. Regular hours are in spring, summer, and fall from sunrise to sunset. For the most up-to-date information regarding hours of operation and closings, please visit our Google profile. 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)