Maze Garden

Maze Garden hedge

Along Three-Mile Drive
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Path Type
Dirt path
Type of Garden

Opened in 2007, the Maze Garden encourages wandering and exploration and sets a new standard in maze design. The unique and innovative space lures visitors to choose between two living puzzles, one specially designed for small children that can be viewed from a lookout tower and another with more dead ends for older explorers. Get lost among the interlocking pathways lined with evergreens, deciduous shrubs, lattice, bamboo, fabric walls and doorways. 

Garden Plants 

This collection of more than 1,600 shrub specimens, contains 11 genera and 14 species and cultivars and is nestled into the Pine Collection across from a collection of linden trees. The plants in this garden are informally maintained rather than tightly clipped and the deciduous plants are grouped for density. 

If you're looking for the full list of plants available in the garden, please check out our Plant Finder where you can search by location. 

  • American arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Techny')
  • Arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Morton' Northern Burgundy®)
  • Azalea (Rhododendron 'Northern Lights')
  • Chinese lilac (Syringa × chinensis 'Lilac Sunday')
  • Forsythia (Forsythia 'Meadowlark')
  • Gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)
  • Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica 'Honey Rose')
  • Red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Baileyi')
Plant Photos
American Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Techny')
Gray dogwood berries
Red-osier dogwood in the snow
Chinese lilac

At-Home Gardening & Care

Explore the maze to see the plant species. To learn more about shrub varieties and care, visit Minnesota Hardy

Additional Photos

Birds eye view of the maze garden
Maze garden and tower
Family sculpture overlooking the maze garden