WFF Spuds and BudsWeekend Family Fun: Spuds & Buds
Saturdays and Sundays in February, Noon-4 p.m.
Learning Center

Explore the world's most popular vegetable, the potato, with cooking and crafting projects, as well as a bit of detective work. More Information


Society of Minnesota Sculptors
Sunday, March 1-Sunday, April 12

Great Hall, Oswald Visitor Center

The Society of Minnesota Sculptors annual exhibition comes to the Arboretum's Great Hall with all sizes, artistic styles and types of media.


Auxiliary Welcome Spring SaleAuxiliary Welcome Spring Sale
Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday, March 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Oswald Visitor Center

Welcome spring into your home with green and growing baskets, fairy gardens and whimsical arrangements. These items are created by the Auxiliary volunteers and will be available for sale on Saturday, March 7, coinciding with the Mill City Farmers Market at the Arboretum, and Sunday, March 8. Delightful wearables, spring sachets, green and growing baskets, fairy gardens, whimsical arrangements, and bunny & chick decor will be on sale in the Oswald Visitor Center. Get there early for the best selection! All proceeds go to support the work of the Arboretum.

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Mill City Farmer's Market
Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Oswald Visitor Center

Visitors can shop for everything from wild rice to kimchi,  specialty cheeses, freshly milled grains, local honey, small-batch granola, unique jams and jellies, pastured meats, handmade soaps, baked goods, beautiful ceramics and handcrafted jewelry.  More information


Sunday Suppers
Sunday, March 15,
4-6 p.m.
Arboretum Restaurant

Don't miss the last couple of dates of the season for satisfying Sunday Suppers, offered during the winter season in the Arboretum Restaurant. Reservations strongly encouraged. The menu features classic comfort foods and traditional favorites typically served at family get-togethers, and will be served family style at long tables. Cost is $17.99 per person, with children 8 years and under free. Arboretum admission is included in the cost of Sunday Supper. More information


Sugarbush Pancake Brunch
Saturday, March 21, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Oswald Visitor Center MacMillan Auditorium

Enjoy a favorite springtime tradition!  Delicious pancakes topped with Arboretum maple syrup, plus tasty sides!  
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Maple Syrup DemosFree Maple Syrup Demos
Saturday, March 21, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sugarhouse and Maple Woods

Watch tree tapping, syrup cooking and spile making. More information


Sugarhouse Tasting Time
Saturdays, March 28 & Aoruk 4, Noon-4 p.m.
Sugarhouse

Drink a toast to spring. Sample fresh sap and sweet syrup.
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Field Sketching: From Colored Pencil to Carbon Dust
Saturday, March 28,
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Learning Center

This hands-on intensive workshop for artists of all experience levels will bring details of nature into breathtaking focus in your work. You'll be inspired by the "tricks" demonstrated by accomplished artist and illustrator Carlyn Iverson. She'll show you how to capture the dimensions and textures of botanical specimens as you learn how to create field sketches...from the tropical warmth of our lush conservatory! More information


Downton Abbey Tea: History, Lore and Titanic Treats
Saturday, March 28,
2-4 p.m.
Learning Center

Learn how to host and enjoy a ‘Downton Abbey' Tea sure to satisfy guests of all tastes. We will learn about historical origins, lore and Victorian tea etiquette, but no stiff upper lip necessary! Our menu pays tribute to the tastes of the Patrician class and includes such fare as scones, tea bread, watercress bisque, assorted elegant tea sandwiches, finishing with a lovely apple charlotte. More information