Gala 2014

Gala in the Gardens 2014


Wednesday, September 10, 6-9 p.m.

You're invited to celebrate the tradition of the Gala in the Gardens, the Arboretum's premier garden party and fundraiser, surrounded by the best fall colors around.  A new look and an evening you, family and friends won't want to miss...

Reserve today--choice of patron sponsor, corporate sponsor and individual levels 

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Clean Water Summit

2014 Clean Water Summit

Green Infrastructure for Clean Water:
Costs and Benefits to our Communities

Thursday, Sept. 11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Using green infrastructure to manage water in the urban landscape provides multiple benefits to our communities, yet this practice still isn't the norm. The 2014 Clean Water Summit will focus on both the costs and benefits of green infrastructure, including economic, social and ecological factors.

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Walking play about Emerson, Thoreau and nature, presented by TigerLion Arts ( Setting in Garden for Wildlife. 

Sept. 12-Oct. 12, times vary (see below)

$20 members/$25 non-members/$15 students (age 12 and under free)

Arboretum admission included in fee.

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Nature Performances Schedule
Friday, Sept 12 at 5:00pm
Saturday, Sept 13 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Sunday, Sept 14 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Thursday, Sept 18 at 5:00pm
Friday, Sept 19 at 5:00pm
Saturday, Sept 20 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Sunday, Sept 21 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Thursday, Sept 25 at 5:00pm
Friday, Sept 26 at 5:00pm
Saturday, Sept 27 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Sunday, Sept 28 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Thursday, Oct 2 at 5:00pm
Friday, Oct 3 at 5:00pm
Saturday, Oct 4 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Sunday, Oct 5 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Thursday, Oct 9 at 5:00pm
Friday, Oct 10 at 5:00pm
Saturday, Oct 11 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Sunday, Oct 12 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Basket Case

Jack and the Bean Nuts for Nuts Prince Charming

Scarecrows in the Garden
Daily, Sept. 14 through Oct. 26

Whimsical scarecrow displays, created in part by Bachman's, along Dahlberg Terrace and the walkway between the Oswald Visitor Center and the Snyder Building. Vote for your favorites. For great fall decorating tips, visit Bachman's Fall Ideas House, Sept 11-Oct 5, with 20% of ticket proceeds benefiting the Arboretum.

Conversation with the Artist: René Küng
10 a.m.-Noon, Saturday Oct. 25

Stone HarpAcclaimed Swiss artist René Küng will talk about his work, life as an artist, and views about nature during “Conversation with the Artist." Music in nature is a vital theme in Küng’s work, as underscored in “Stone Harp (Euridice and Orpheus)” and “Stone Arch," two pieces joining his other works at the Harrison Sculpture Garden this autumn. Along with French artist Antoine Poncet’s “Fugue Procession,” this installation completes the world-class Harrison Sculpture Garden of 26 works, generously donated by philanthropists Alfred Harrison and Ingrid Lenz Harrison of Wayzata. This is a rare opportunity to hear insights and stories about his work set within the glorious autumn season at the Arboretum. Coffee and light refreshments are included in this special event.

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