Glensheen celebrates the reopening of the formal garden and thanks those involved

DULUTH, Minnesota – The historic French Garden in Glensheen is officially back after being under construction for more than a year.

Four million dollars of capital investment from the state Legislature helped repair the floral vegetable gardens as well as the purchase of a new boiler in the mansion.

The University of Minnesota Duluth Acting Chancellor hosted today’s renovation celebration.

Glensheen Principal Dustin Heckman said, β€œThe Congdon family has been so supportive of Glensheen and UMD that we are just grateful to have them here to represent the family here today. Supporting everything we do here at Glensheen helps us push it forward as much as anything else.”

The restoration project also allowed crews to replant the garden to match the original 1907 designs.