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:  Welcome Spring Sale (in March), 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 annual meeting and luncheon is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 6, and will feature Susan Davis Price, author of "Northern Treasure," speaking on the topic of "Gardening for the Health of it."  Business meeting at 10 a.m.; luncheon at 11:30 a.m. followed by Davis' program.  Reservations due by July 30. Make checks payable to Arboretum Auxiliary and send them to Anita Fraser, 1610 Geske Road, Chaska, MN 55318.

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

Spring Plant Sale - 2015
Saturday & Sunday, May 9 & 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Summer Garden Tours - 2015
Sunday, July 12, Tuesday, July 14 & Wednesday, July 15

Quilt Raffle Fundraiser - 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2p.m.

Fall Harvest Sale - 2015
Saturday, September 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, September 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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 11 & 25
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Welcome Spring Sale - 2016
Saturday, March 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
March 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.