Milbrandt Gardens

The 15th Annual Maple Grove Garden Tour takes place this Sunday, July 14th from 1 – 5pm. Don’t miss this fabulous chance to see some of the most thoughtfully designed gardens in our area. All are welcome to enjoy this free, self-guided tour gathering fresh inspiration and information for your own garden. Local businesses will offer special coupons, drawings, and give-aways to visitors.  Each garden will feature workshops beginning at the top and bottom of every hour. Hennepin County Master Gardeners and unique garden containers created by the Maple Grove Art Center will welcome visitors to each garden. Feel free to stop at one or all four garden tour locations.

This year, the tour features four garden locations including Corcoran’s Roz Milbrant Garden (10010 High Bluff Lane, Corcoran – 6 miles west of Mama G’s).  Milbrandt Gardens is a 17 year old labor of love – eight acres of specialized, unique gardens inspired by Roz’s grandchildren.  The individual gardens include a North Garden, a Memorial Garden, a Potager Vegetable Garden, a Bowling Green, a Stream Garden, a Magic Garden, and a fantastical Childrens Garden. The gardens are connected by paths, tunnels and bridges.

This is the first time, Milbrandt Gardens is open for the public as part of the Maple Grove Area Garden Tour.  A local artist has created a special map of the garden in the spirit of Winnie the Pooh illustrator, Ernest H. Shepard.Milbrandt Gardens

Children are especially encouraged to see this memorable garden which also offers a discovery trail activity and seed packet giveaways. Landscaping Expert & Instructor Jay Siedschlaw and water gardening expert Bill Osmundson will be giving presentations at the Milbrandt garden throughout the tour.

Want to see a preview? Enjoy these photos of Milbrandt Gardens…

Childrens Garden Sculpture

The Childrens Garden is a great place to have story-time.

Hansel and Gretel Cottage

The life-size Hansel and Gretel Cottage – a must-see!

Mailbox for Childrens Garden

The cottage gets it’s own mail!

Magic Garden

The Magic Garden feature the Sword in the Stone.

Mini-Golf at the Children's Garden

The Childrens Garden has a mini-golf green right outside the front door.

Stream Garden

The Stream Garden is surrounded by blooming perennials.

Stream Garden Bridge

The bridges over the stream garden give the feeling of walking on water.

Memorial Garden

The memorial garden has a large boat anchored dockside on a faux lake. This is a special part of Milbrandt Gardens.


Milbrandt Gardens connects each individual garden with walking paths that have been carefully designed – like this one featuring wedded apple trees.

North Garden

The North Garden is home to fabulous sculptures and arbors.

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  1. Sarah on August 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Do you know if people can visit the garden any time? Is there set times? Thanks!

    • 6ftmama on August 16, 2013 at 1:34 am

      Hi Sarah! Sadly, the garden tour took place back in July. However, Roz is usually pretty accommodating to the occasional visitor. Feel free to contact her directly to arrange a visit. She is in the white pages…

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