Nearby Rochester, Minnesota is the home of the famed Mayo Clinic. Dr Charles Mayo, on of the founders, lived in this mansion from 1911 to 1938.

The Mansion's website states, "European and Japanese influenced gardens surrounding the Mansion included features .such as a graduated system of eight ponds, a tempietto, pergola, teahouse, various statues and sculptures, "dragon tooth" limestone walls, and a system of concrete and stone steps and walkways. Mayo's home reflected the ideas of the Country Life Movement as it pertained to the 20th Century estate design."

Mayowood Mansion
3720 Mayowood Rd SW
Rochester, MN 55902


This is a nice, small garden that is in the process of rejuvenation by a group of dedicated volunteers. When we visited, I did not see some of the features listed on the website, however, I suspect these were once part of the gardens and will be restored when funds are available.

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