Private Garden

Auxiliary Summer Garden Tours

The 2019 Auxiliary Private Garden Tours marks the 35th anniversary of the premiere garden tour in the Twin Cities.

The Auxiliary will host their annual Private Garden Tours on Sunday, July 14, Monday, July 15 & Tuesday, July 16, 2019. 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. New for 2019: Enjoy a sunset tour departing at 3 p.m. on Sunday, followed by hors d'orerves and wine. 

Once again, the Auxiliary has discovered four lovely gardens each with its own history on distinct beauty. They include two beautiful traditional gardens, both with seasonal blooms ranging from spring to fall in a wide array of color; a large property with traditional plantings, as well as native plants for the bees and butterfies; and a lakeside garden with over 100 varieties of evergreens in all shapes and sizes, providing a beautiful landscape in summer and winter. 

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 and will be made available May 1, 2019.

*This event is not eligible for coupons or any other discounts.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Departs Brunch Price Tours Left
9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. $69
9:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m. $69
10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. $69
3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. $69

*Orange color denotes Sunset Tour (new for 2019)


Monday, July 15, 2019

Departs Lunch Price Tours Left
9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. $59
9:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m. $59
10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. $59


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Departs Lunch Price Tours Left
9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. $59
9:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m. $59
10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. $59

  
       


**$25 is a tax deductible contribution to the Arboretum Auxiliary.

For question call 612-625-9865.


Other Upcoming Auxiliary 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.