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How long should I allow for a visit?

  • People typically spend up to 1 hour at the Gardens.

  • The average time that it takes to walk through the Gardens is about 30 minutes.



  • Please do not pick flowers.  Fruits from the Edible Garden may be picked only during scheduled events.

  • You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages into the Gardens. We have many beautiful sites where you can enjoy your picnic lunch or dinner.

  • Visitors are welcome to take photos and videos for personal use.

  • Service animals and pets are welcome, but please keep dogs on non-retractable leashes and clean up after your pet.  Please do not leave pets in cars–you will be asked to take them home.

  • Please help keep the Gardens relaxing for everyone—no loud music.

  • Please do not throw things into the ponds.

  • A wheelchair accessible Portable Restroom is available at the north end of the Garden. No indoor toilets available.



  • Most of our indoor and outdoor gardens and facilities, are wheelchair accessible.

  • Accessible parking is located in the Children’s Museum parking lot and is available on a first-come first-served basis.

  • We do not offer wheelchairs, strollers, motorized wheelchairs or scooters. Please plan to bring your own. 

map of the northern plains botanic garden
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