About the Auxiliary

Thank you for supporting the Arboretum with your Auxiliary membership.

The Auxiliary is a group of Arboretum enthusiasts who volunteer time and talent to support the work of the Arboretum.  Volunteer and educational opportunities exist on many levels for our members.  The Auxiliary presents fundraising events which include:  Spring Plant Sale (in May), Summer Garden Tours (in July), Fall Harvest Sale and Quilt Raffle (in September), and Holiday Sale (in December).

The Auxiliary holds quarterly meetings followed by luncheons with educational speakers.  Workshops and informal get togethers during the year provide educational and enrichment opportunities for our members. We have a Board of Directors and produce a quarterly newsletter. The Auxiliary welcomes all members.

Annual meeting and luncheon: As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration all current and former Auxiliary members are encouraged to attend the Annual Quarterly meeting on Wednesday, August 1st at 10:00 a.m., followed by a special lunch prepared just for this occasion at 11:30 a.m. Topping off the meal will be a celebratory champagne toast and cake. Our speaker for the event is author, lecturer, and northern gardening consultant, Mike Heger.Mike joined the Arboretum early in its existence and spent more than 15 years on staff. To reserve your spot at the luncheon, send your check for $13.50 (made payable to Arboretum Auxiliary) to Nancy Vogt, 8973 Deer Run Drive, Victoria MN 55386 no later than Monday, July 23rd. We hope to you see you there.

Interested In Joining The Auxiliary? Auxiliary members are also Arboretum Volunteers. If you'd like to learn more about becoming a volunteer, please see the New VolunteerOrientation Schedule. Already an Arboretum volunteer?  You may join onlinedownload the registration form or call 612-625-9865 or email arbaux@umn.edu to leave your name and telephone number for information about becoming an Auxiliary member.


On Sale Now!

To celebrate the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Arboretum Auxiliary and to support their fundraising efforts, a new cookbook has been published. The cookbook contains over 250 recipes, including some of the favorite recipes from the Arboretum Tea Room. Cookbooks are only $15. To purchase a cookbook now, complete an order form. The cookbook will also be available for purchase at the Auxiliary Holiday Sale Dec. 2-4.

Other Upcoming Auxiliary Events

Summer Garden Tours - 2018
Sunday, July 15, Tuesday, July 17 & Wednesday, July 18

Quilt Raffle Fundraiser - 2018
May 12-Sept. 22

Fall Harvest Sale - 2018
Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday Sale - 2018
Friday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Knit & Stitch - 2019
Jan.-April dates TBD

Spring Plant Sale - 2019
Saturday & Sunday, May 11 & 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.