About the Auxiliary

Thank you for supporting the Arboretum with your Auxiliary membership.

The Auxiliary is a group of Arboretum enthusiasts who volunteer time and talent to support the work of the Arboretum.  Volunteer and educational opportunities exist on many levels for our members.  The Auxiliary presents fundraising events which include:  Spring Plant Sale (in May), Summer Garden Tours (in July), Fall Harvest Sale and Quilt Raffle (in September), and Holiday Sale (in December).

The Auxiliary holds quarterly meetings followed by luncheons with educational speakers.  Workshops and informal get togethers during the year provide educational and enrichment opportunities for our members. We have a Board of Directors and produce a quarterly newsletter. The Auxiliary welcomes all members.

The Auxiliary's quarterly meeting and luncheon is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 4, and will feature Auxiliary member, Barbara Spannaus who will present Japanese Garden Design, featuring the exquisite gardens of Kyoto.  Business meeting at 10 a.m.; luncheon at 11:30 a.m. followed by Barb Spannaus' program.  Reservations due by October 29. Make $12.00 checks payable to Arboretum Auxiliary and send them to Lani Peck, 6655 Walnut Dr., Minnetrista, MN 55646

To join the Auxiliary, you can join online, download the registration form or call 612-625-9865 or email arbaux@umn.edu to leave your name and telephone number for information about becoming an Auxiliary member.

Upcoming Auxiliary Events

Holiday Sale - 2015
Friday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Knit & Stitch - 2016
Wednesday, Jan 13 & 27, Feb. 10 & 24 and March 9 & 23
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Spring Plant Sale - 2016
Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Summer Garden Tours - 2016
Sunday, July 10, Tuesday, July 12 & Wednesday, July 13

Quilt Raffle Fundraiser - 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2p.m.

Fall Harvest Sale - 2016
Saturday, September 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.