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Normandale Japanese Garden, MN





Normandale Japanese Garden
Normandale Community College
West Lot, 9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN

Of all the gardens we have seen I think that Japanese Gardens are really the most relaxing and peaceful ones to take in ...what is it? I truly have no answer ...but you walk in and immediately they just cause you to be lighter, more calm, more relaxed ...they just are great places to enjoy and just get back to nature. Lots of college kids taking in the calm times, laying in the grass, one was playing some sort of flute, no clue ...but it sure was a peaceful sound to listen to. A free garden, but they do enjoy and appreciate donations. Have a lovely day and thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you are well. Take Care!! Be Well & Be Blessed. Beth ( ;

Comments

eileeninmd said…
Hello,

The Japanese Gardens are peaceful and beautiful. It is nice that this one is free. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!
Sandi said…
The red posts are a treat for the eyes!
Ruth Hiebert said…
That does look like a wonderful, relaxing place to walk.
This N That said…
I remember well, the one in SanFrancisco..Beautiful..Thanks for sharing..
William Kendall said…
What a pretty area!
Jenn Jilks said…
That lovely Zen feeling.
Debbie said…
it looks like a very pretty place...and it's nice that you felt such a sense of contentment when you visited. i like the bridge, red seems to be a common color in japanese gardens. it was fun to read about how other people were enjoying the garden!!
Linda said…
Yes, I have been to several. I believe there are centuries of design and meaning behind Japanese gardens.

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