Welcome to the world's largest living sculpture! Multiple paths weave through the Minnesota Goose Garden's over four hundred hand-collected native flora. The Ojibwe belief was that every type of plant has a use, as given to them by the Creator, Gitchi Manitou. There are no weeds in the Ojibwe world! Signs with photos and information about each plant are posted within this expansive garden, in English, Ojibwe and Latin.
Over twenty-three animal and human-likeness sculpture totems are also found within the garden. Totem animals were the Ojibwe form of government and also defined individuals. The five largest totems in the MGG are: Caribou, Black Bear, Grey Wolf, Canada Lynx and Moose. Other totems include: Timber Rattlesnake, Bald Eagle, Sandhill Crane, Channel Catfish, Common Loon, Pine Marten, Northern Pike, Merman, Double-Crested Cormorant, Canada Goose, White Sucker, Sturgeon, Lake Whitefish, North American Beaver, Herring Gull, Red-Tailed Hawk.
A wide assortment of live avians reside within this natural habitat for native Minnesota birds.
Listen to some of the birds you might hear while visiting:
Woman Blown by the Wind (Nih soo shih way yah she kway)
Birds you might see and garden totems