Gardens and Grounds

The Bakken Museum is surrounded by beautiful landscaping and stunning examples of nature, 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

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 garden tour? Fill out our Contact Form or visit the info desk when you arrive.