Gardens and Grounds

Located on the shore of Bde Maka Ska, The Bakken Museum encompasses over two acres of unique gardens maintained by a group of dedicated staff and volunteers.

  • Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden — inspired by medieval European physic gardens and explores past, present, and possible future uses for plants as medicine.
  • Green Roof Garden — filters rainwater, reducing harmful storm run-off while providing a place for celebrations.
  • Dakota Native Plants Garden — restored wetlands area, home to local flora and fauna.
  • Healthy Heart Organic Garden — summer vegetable garden and composting area which helps keep all of the museum’s gardens green and growing.

Did you know? Bees use static electricity to attract pollen to their fuzzy bodies and they use the magnetic field around the earth to help them navigate.

The Bakken Museum is a The Beez Kneez, LLC urban apiary partner. You can buy honey extracted from our hives right here at the museum store!

Garden Tours

Join us for an hour-long guided tour of The Bakken Museum’s gardens led by our experienced staff. Come alone or with a group. Tours are held on select Saturdays in the spring, summer, and fall and are rain or shine. Interested in a garden tour? Fill out our Contact Form or visit our Tours webpage.