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.

The Auxiliary's quarterly meeting and luncheon is planned for Wednesday, August 7, 2019. The featured speaker will be Alan Brandhagen, Arboretum Director of Operations & Research.

Business meeting at 10 a.m.; luncheon at 11:30 a.m. followed by the speaker's presentation at noon. Cost $13.50. Checks payable to Arboretum Auxiliary, send to Nancy Vogt, 8973 Deer Run Dr., Victoria, MN 55386. All reservations are due no later than Monday, July 29. If you think your check may not arrive in time, please e-mail Nancy at nlvogt@embarqmail.com or call her at 952-443-4736 to alert her that it is in the mail. While you are always welcome to attend the business meeting at no charge, lunch reservations must be made in advance.



Join Us!

Thinking about joining the Arboretum Auxiliary?
There are a few simple steps to take to ensure you are eligible to be an Auxiliary member. 
1. In order to be an Auxiliary member you must also be an active Arboretum member at any level. Click here for Arboretum membership levels. 
2. As an Auxiliary member, you will be required to complete the Arboretum Volunteer training course and complete a background check. Click here for volunteer details. 
3. After completing 1 & 2, click here to fill out the Auxiliary online application form or to renew your membership.


Upcoming Events!

Knit & Stitch - 2019
Jan. 4, 9, 18 & 23
Feb. 1, 6, 15 & 20
March 1, 6, 15, 20 & 29
April 3, 12, 17, 26

10 a.m.-noon

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

Quilt Raffle Fundraiser - 2019
May 11-Sept. 21

Summer Garden Tours - 2019
Sunday, July 14, Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16

Fall Harvest Sale - 2019
Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Holiday Sale - 2019
Friday, Dec 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.