The Japanese Garden
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.
The most recent version of the Japanese Garden Newsletter featured stories about the upcoming Japanese Garden Festival (on Sept. 22) commemorating Normandale's 50th year, a shout-out to three longtime Garden volunteers and other great stories.
Click here to check out the most recent newsletter.
Field Trips and Guided Tours
Click HERE to view our tour options
Click HERE to view the educational standards that are met through our guided tours
Click HERE to view the field trip gift options that may be purchased
Click HERE to view the tour gift options that may be purchased
Get Involved with the Japanese Garden!
Click HERE to view volunteer opportunites
Interested in being a member of our committee? Click HERE!