Auxiliary Quilt Raffle Fundraiser

Each year, the Auxiliary creates a show-stopping, handmade quilt for the popular Quilt Raffle Fundraiser. Tickets can be purchased in the Visitor Center for $2.00 each. The raffle drawing will be held at 2 p.m. in the Oswald Visitor Center on the Saturday of the Fall Harvest Sale in September.


This year’s quilt sewn by 8 accomplished Auxiliary volunteers will be on display in the Great Hall of the Oswald Building beginning Mother’s Day weekend. The quilt raffle begins May 12 with the drawing taking place on September 21 at 2:00 p.m. All money from the sale of raffle tickets supports the Arboretum.


The queen size quilt, “Arboretum Gardens”, will capture the essence of what a guest might encounter as they stroll through the gardens in the summer.  There will be many shades of green and blue plus over 45 colors that will represent flowers in full bloom.

For more details or call 612-625-9865.

All proceeds go to support the work of the Arboretum.


On Sale Now!

To celebrate the 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 is also available for purchase at all Auxiliary events.

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.