The Gardens


Open daily and free to the public. The Gardens showcase beautiful landscaping, nature and the gardener’s art. Visitors of all ages will find the Gardens delightful as they stroll the pathways surrounded by beautiful landscaping, water features, foliage and flower gardens. Each turn of the way will unveil new surprises and unique settings. Careful placement of ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees enhance the garden’s year round beauty. Delightful alcoves with benches provide respite from the hectic day. Garden Overview

Music in the Gardens

Every summer the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum and Gardens host several free live music concerts on select Friday nights. The Gardens is a wonderful venue for live music. Guests can relax in their lawn chairs and enjoy the musicians as they perform on the Pohlig Family Stage. Check the calendar for upcoming events or visit the Music in the Gardens page. Open to the public.

Community Effort

The creation and upkeep of the Gardens is a community effort supported by many organizations, individuals and businesses in the Alexandria lakes area. This is a big accomplishment and definitely a place the community can be proud of!


The Gardens is a lovely venue for your outdoor wedding or event. The natural elements will serve as your beautiful décor! For more information visit our facility rental page.