• Mission & History

    The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, a top visitor attraction in the metro area, is more than 1,100 acres of gardens and tree collections, prairie and woods and miles of trails. As a premier northern garden, the Arboretum was borne out of the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center and established in 1958, with the Men's Garden Club of Minneapolis credited with promoting the arboretum idea, raising funds and looking for a site. The Arboretum is part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.


  • Leadership

    The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has been shaped extensively by the directorship position. Dr. Leon Snyder, Dr. Francis deVos and Professor Peter Olin have taken the Arboretum from its beginnings as a place to test woody plants for Minnesota's climate to the premier public garden it is today. In 2010, Dr. Edward Schneider became the Arboretum's fourth director. Under Dr. Schneider's leadership, the Arboretum continues to grow as a community resource and popular environmental attraction.


  • Financial & Strategic Reports

    As a non-profit organization, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is committed to sharing institutional information with the public, including all visitors, members and other constituents who support the Arboretum's mission. This includes financial and tax information, the Annual Report and strategic plans.


  • Press Room

    Welcome to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Press Room. If you are a journalist, photographer, producer, editor or freelancer, the Arboretum PR ofice can help develop story ideas, schedule on-site tours and interviews, and provide horticultural background information, photographs and more.

    Please direct all requests to:
    Public Relations Office
    Phone: 612-301-1277

  • Contact Us

    If you have a general inquiry or are looking for a specific Arboretum department or hotline number, please look under the General Contacts.

    If you have gardening questions, please visit the Yard & Garden Help Desk in the Visitor Center, staffed Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or call the Help Line at 952-443-1426. You may also utilize the Ask a Master Gardener website, and a University of Minnesota Master Gardener will respond.


  • Jobs & Internships

    The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers employment opportunities in a variety of departments, including research, collections, education, development, administration, horticulture, marketing, retail operations, and visitor services. Roles can be part-time or full-time, and seasonal as well as year-round. The Arboretum also offers both paid and unpaid internships that provide an enriching professional growth experience. Most internships occur during the late spring and summer months.