Public Open Houses

3rd Sunday

of the Month

Jun - Aug

1 - 4 pm

 

* Jun 21 *

* Jul 19 *

* Aug 16 *

 

2020

Details... Details...

Lutz Railroad Garden

2960 Egan Avenue

Eagan, MN  55121 USA

 

How to find the

Lutz Railroad Garden:

 

Interstate 35E to Exit 98 (Lone Oak Road/County Road 26) - go West on Lone Oak Road to Egan Avenue.

Google Maps:

https://goo.gl/maps/fqcWZoBVuwz

Get In Touch

By Email:
lutzbud@gmail.com

By Phone:
651.454.3534

 

Follow via Instagram:

@lutzrrgarden

 

Private showings may be scheduled by contacting Conductor Bud.

Links

Minnesota Garden Railroad Society

mgrs.org

 

Eagan Convention & Visitors Bureau

www.eaganmn.com

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Welcome to the Lutz Railroad Garden

Fox 9 News Garden Guy Dale

Visited the Lutz Railroad Garden

August 15, 2019

Thank you for visiting the railroad in 2019.

See you next year.

 

The Lutz Railroad Garden started with a flat backyard and the vision of Bud and Ayako.  In 1978, the original waterfall, river, arch bridge, and pond were built and the journey began.  Since that time, many flower beds have been added, along with several uncommon trees to the Twin Cities area, including Ohio Buckeyes and magnolias.  Flowers abound, blooming throughout Spring and Summer, starting with the magnolias and peonies.

 

Water features, such as the bamboo deer chaser (originally from Thailand, but due to many Minnesota winters, had to be replicated by Conductor Bud out of PVC in 2015) and the bubble fountain, add to the sounds of the garden.  The bubble fountain, while beautiful, is also functional.  It propels the water wheel, which then animates the whimsical man cutting wood and woman washing clothes.

 

In 2000, the construction of the railroad began.  A G-Scale train goes through the town, with a granite retaining wall serving as the town’s base, while a second waterfall trickles nearby.  Handmade trestles and bridges add to the charm.  Can you find the gorilla that escaped from the carnival?

 

While you are at the Garden, find the geyser and Conductor Bud's version of Mount Rushmore!  Check out "Mechanical Mountain" with the balancing skateboarder and marble coaster.

2016 addition:  Balancing Skateboarder, made by Conductor Bud.

2017 addition:  Spiral fountain, made by Conductor Bud.

 

All aboard!

Visitors are welcome during the public open houses on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 1 - 4 pm (June through August).  Note: Trains will not be running if it is raining.

2020 Schedule

* Jun 21 *

* Jul 19 *

* Aug 16 *

Lutz Railroad Garden

2960 Egan Avenue

Eagan, MN 55121

 

If you need Santa to visit your event, contact Santa at:

651.454.3534  lutzbud@gmail.com