Grand Opening of the Itasca Rock Garden

Freeborn County Historical Museum: In 1925, John L. Christensen set out to construct a small vegetable cellar. While digging he and his wife began to notice the beauty in the multi-colored stones. Using his team of horses, the excavation grew to what is now Itasca Rock Garden.

The Kohler Foundation completed a $500,000 restoration in 2022. Gardeners were busy planting in 2023. Today is the first day in more than 25 years that the rock garden is open to the public. If you are unable to attend the grand opening, contact the museum to schedule your tour.


Grand Opening of the Itasca Rock Garden

Wednesday, June 5th,10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 To tour the garden call 507-373-8003 to schedule a time.
FREE for members; $5 for nonmembers. Membership starts at $30 annually.
The rock garden will be open until Saturday, August 30th by appointment only.


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