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, February 1, 2017. The featured speaker will be Emily Organ, founder of the Tiny Fields Project (urban farming in Minneapolis neighborhoods). Business meeting at 10 a.m.; luncheon at 11:30 a.m. followed by Ms. Organ's presentationat noon. Make $12.00 checks payable to Arboretum Auxiliary, send to Lani Peck, 6655 Walnut Dr., Minnetrista, MN 55364. All reservations are due no later than Monday, January 23. Those interested are always welcome to join us for the quarterly meeting even if not attending the luncheon.

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.


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.

Upcoming Auxiliary Events

Knit & Stitch - 2017
Wednesdays, Jan. 11 & 25, Feb. 8 & 22 and March 8 & 22
10 a.m. - noon

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

Summer Garden Tours - 2017
Sunday, July 16, Tuesday, July 18 & Wednesday, July 19

Quilt Raffle Fundraiser - 2017
May 12-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.