Noerenberg Memorial Gardens is known for its tranquility and spectacular beauty. Situated along the shore of Crystal Bay on Lake Minnetonka on 8,500 feet of shoreline, Noerenberg is widely regarded as one of the finest formal gardens in Minnesota.
Among its blend of perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, and vines, the garden features ornamental shade trees and a stand of conifers, and “Northern Lights” azaleas.
Pollinators play a large role in not only keeping the gardens beautiful but they also contribute largely to us enjoying well-balanced diets and healthy ecosystems.
In 2018 Noerenberg Gardens was found to have the largest sample of the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee detected anywhere throughout its North American range since their decline. Rusty Patched were the second most common bumble bee in the park, a sight not seen since the late 1990s.