Munsinger / Clemens Gardens

Spectacular Gardens
Whether rambling through the winding paths of Munsinger Gardens or strolling along the brick walkways of Clemens Gardens, these gardens are a feast for the senses.

The Munsinger and Clemens Gardens are open to the public year-round, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Admission is free.

Please Note: Dogs are not allowed in the Munsinger and Clemens Gardens (except for service dogs).*

If you have questions about the Gardens, please call the Park and Recreation Business office, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at (320) 257-5959.

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  • From US Highway 10: Take State Highway 301 (Minnesota Boulevard) west, to Kilian Boulevard, then head north to the Gardens
  • From State Highway 23 (Also known as Division Street): Turn south on Wilson Avenue, to Riverside Drive; follow the river south to the Gardens
  • From I-94: Take exit 171; head north on County Road 75. Turn right on Washington Memorial Drive, and turn right again onto University Drive, heading east. Cross the Mississippi River, then turn left on Kilian Boulevard
  • Addresses for GPS: Clemens Gardens: 1301 Kilian Blvd, St Cloud MN, 56304; Munsinger Gardens: 1515 Riverside Dr SE, St Cloud MN, 56304
Renaissance Fountain with Cranes
Beginning September 21st, the Renaissance Fountain in the Clemens Rest Garden will be turned off for the season; it will be getting a much-needed restoration to its base so that it can be enjoyed for years to come.Thank you for your patience during this light construction. The Gardens will be open as usual during this construction.
Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society
The Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society was formed to serve garden lovers and lovers of these Gardens. It provides valuable services for its members and will provide financial support to the Munsinger and Clemens Gardens. To learn more about this group, view their website.
Music in the Gardens
Concerts are held during the summer on alternating Sundays, beginning June 12th, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. near the Gazebo in Munsinger Gardens on the banks of the Mississippi River. All concerts are free and the Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society will again sell those fabulous $1 root beer floats. To view the schedule and who will be performing, visit the MCBS website.

Art Fair in the Gardens
The 9th Annual Art Fair in the Gardens will take place on Thursday, July 21st, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. throughout the Gardens. The Art Fair hosts a variety of artists from around the state, as well as musicians and food vendors. The event is free and open to the public.
Photography in the Gardens Contest
Start snapping photos for this year's Photography in the Gardens Contest! Photos will be judged in both Landscapes and Hardscapes, in both youth and adult age groups. View contest information and rules, download an application, or view the previous winners online.

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