Auxiliary Garden Tours 2017Auxiliary Summer Garden Tours

The 2017 Auxiliary Private Garden Tours marks the 33rd anniversary of the premiere garden tour in the Twin Cities. The Auxiliary will host their annual Private Garden Tours on Sunday, July 16, Tuesday, July 18 & Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Guests travel on board luxury air-conditioned motor coaches, followed by Sunday brunch or weekday lunch buffet which will be served on the Morgan Terrace outside the Snyder Building.

Once again, the Auxiliary has discovered four lovely gardens that are a source of comfort and fun, both for the owners and those who visit. They include a restored shoreline providing a natural habitat for wildlife and plants, beautiful wooded areas as well as sunny gardens, many water features, a rock garden and a mix of beautiful trees, flowers and hostas, interspersed with herbs, fruits and vegetables.

The tours will take place regardless of the weather. Each tour lasts approximately 3 hours. Please wear comfortable and sensible shoes. All tours are led by knowledgeable guides in luxury air-conditioned motor coaches. Unfortunately, our destination gardens and coaches cannot accommodate those with special needs, including wheelchairs, walkers, etc. Tickets will be sent to only the first name on the registration form. Each guest must show their ticket to board the tour bus and eat lunch. Absolutely no exceptions! No separate admission to the Arboretum is required. Please show your tour ticket at the Gate House. Reservations are limited. Photo by Rosanne Malevich.


2017 online registration opens May 1.
For questions call 612-625-9865.
NOTE: Please provide address in profile when registering online, as tickets will be mailed to you.

SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016
Arboretum Departure Times

  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
Arboretum Departure Times

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
Arboretum Departure Times 

Departs Brunch Price    Departs Lunch Price    Departs Lunch Price
9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. SOLD OUT!   8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. SOLD OUT!   8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. SOLD OUT!
9:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m. SOLD OUT!   9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. SOLD OUT!   9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. SOLD OUT!
10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. SOLD OUT!   10:15 a.m. 1:15 p.m. SOLD OUT!   10:15 a.m. 1:15 p.m. SOLD OUT!

Registration closes July 5, 2016.

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

Spring Plant Sale - 2017
Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Quilt Raffle Fundraiser - 2017
May 13-Sept. 23

Fall Harvest Sale - 2017
Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday Sale - 2017
Friday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Knit & Stitch - 2018
Dates TBD