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Gardens | Bakken Museum


The Bakken Museum is surrounded by beautiful landscaping, including three distinctive gardens.

  • The Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden curves around the museum's West side. Inspired by medieval European "physic" gardens, it features medicinal plantings and a rock fountain with aquatic plants.
  • The Dakota Native Plants Garden encompasses the wetlands area on the East side of the museum. It's common to spy deer and other wildlife grazing on the plants and trees. 
  • The Healthy Heart Organic Garden is a summer vegetable garden near the museum gates. It hosts the organic composting process that keeps all of our gardens green and growing. 


Garden Tours

Time to get back in the garden! Join us for an hour-long guided tour of The Bakken's Three Distinct Gardens led by our experienced staff. Come alone or with a group (20 people max).

Tours are held on select Saturdays in the Spring, Summer, and Fall and are rain or shine, walk-ins welcome! The tour price is included in your museum admission. 

Interested in a Bakkken Museum garden tour? Contact Angela at for tour dates or visit the info desk when you arrive.