Employment Opportunities

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees, donors, members and visitors and in supporting its mission; and it is committed to attracting and engaging employees, members, donors and visitors with varying identities and backgrounds.
As an institution committed to demonstrating excellence through diversity, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is committed to hiring a diverse faculty and staff, and actively encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Arboretum offers the following job openings. To  apply, please follow the instructions that appear at the end of each individual listing. For further information about open positions, please contact our Human Resources office at 612-301-7724.

CURRENT OPENINGS (click on links to page down to listing)

Foundation and Government Relations Officer - 1.0FTE

Position Overview:

Reporting to Frank J. Molek, Director of Development and Membership, the Advancement Operations Officer for Foundations and Government Relations will work primarily with foundations and local, state, and federal government agencies to determine their grant and philanthropic interests, and close appropriate gifts in support of Arboretum fundraising priorities. This position coordinates with the Development/Membership, Education, Research, and Administrative Divisions at the Arboretum and works closely with the Arboretum office of Corporate Relations, as well as the Foundation Relations Office at the U of M Foundation.

Responsibilities:

GRANTSMANSHIP (70%)

  • Develop and implement strategy to select, cultivate, solicit, and steward foundation and government prospects with an emphasis on acquiring new and/or increasing existing grant funding
  • For each grant prospect, identify means to increase involvement of donors and prospects in the activities of the Arboretum and/or the University
  • Work closely with program staff to gather information and data for project proposals
  • Work closely/collaborate with Corporate Relations Development Officer to prepare proposal and collateral material associated with Corporate/Business Grant requests
  • Collaborate with staff members to assist with the design of programs which will attract funding
  • Write, edit, and submit proposals for general operations, designated programs, and special projects
  • Assume primary responsibility to achieve the grant funding goals for specific programs and annual fund
  • Maintain tracking system of deadlines, submissions, and outcomes, ensure timely reporting and appropriate stewardship for funded projects
  • Design and implement a comprehensive long-range development plan for support, based on Foundation grant funding
  • Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and its programs, effectively communicating its vision, mission, and priorities to prospects and donors and also acting as a resource for other Development staff

PROSPECT RESEARCH (10%)

  • Research potential funding sources; Maintain research information system on grant and other funding opportunities
  • Initiate and review research reports and information from the University's donor management system database as well as other systems on assigned Foundation prospects
  • Meet with Director of Development and Membership regularly to review projects and assess effectiveness
  • Offer research based counsel to Development and Membership Director and other Development staff

PROSPECT MANAGEMENT & STEWARDSHIP (20%)

  • Work proactively with the University of Minnesota Foundation on Arboretum Development Foundation/Government prospect coordination and information sharing
  • Special Projects as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree
  • Five to seven years experience with documented grant writing and grant reporting skills
  • Demonstrated communications and interpersonal skills and success in working in a team setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five or more years of demonstrated experience in identification, cultivation and solicitation of Foundation and/or Government major gifts strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Highly organized
  • Enjoys administering fast paced schedule with numerous projects underway simultaneously
  • Contributes positively to a team oriented work environment
  • Exhibits high energy, positive attitude, commitment to excellence

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, 100%, 12-month, annually renewable academic professional (P&A) appointment located at the MN Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN.  Annual renewals are contingent upon a successful performance review, continuing need for the position, and availability of funds. This position reports directly to the Director of Development and Membership.

Applications must be submitted online at: https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs (search for job id 316658). To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.


67-day Building and Grounds Team Support

This position is responsible for assembling and caring for one to two exhibits of the Bruce Munro "Winter Light at the Arboretum" exhibition. This position is also responsible for attending (with one other person per night) to the cleanliness and maintenance of 9 bathrooms, lobby areas and hall. This will require a person who is detail oriented and may need a small amount of mechanical thinking and willl be in contact with the public on a moderate basis. Position hours and days: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from approximately 4:30 pm to 11:00 pm, November 13th, 2016 through April 2nd, 2017.

65% - Clean, maintain and storage of exhibit and areas where the public is allowed within the Snyder Building and Oswald Visitors Center.

30% - Set up and tear down of exhibit on a nightly basis.

5% - Other duties as needed.

Additional Information: Some Tables weigh 35 pounds each, others as much as 60 pounds each, and full garbage bags usually weigh around 50 pounds each. The positional worker must be able to perform these job functions without the aid of another person as the positional worker may be working by his or her self after the building is closed for the day.

To apply, please complete a TACE application and email to: Laura Boerbon lboerbon@umn.edu.


Youth Team Facilitator Growing Good Urban Garden Youth Employment (position based in Minneapolis)   

Supervisor: Manager of Youth Education     

Classification: 001 Temporary Casual

Overview:

The Growing Good Facilitator supports a team of teenagers as they take on a summer, garden-based challenge.  The facilitator is responsible for planning, supporting, and leading a garden based work experience that develops key identified entrepreneurial, horticultural, leadership, and communication skills, through a garden based challenge. The Facilitator will be part of a diverse cohort of leaders, dedicated to planning and presenting innovative, urban, plant-based, youth development experiences.

Job Description:

66% Direct Facilitation of Youth Team Work Days:  

  • Create/Facilitate lesson plans, activities, and experiences that build leadership, communication, entrepreneurial, and horticultural skills through different mediums.
  • Direct supervisor/team leader for all scheduled work days.  

33% Planning, Coordination, Documentation, partnership and relationship building:

  • Document the success, and impacts of the team.
  • Attend weekly check in meetings with Manager of Youth Education and the Urban Garden Leadership Team.
  • Cultivate camaraderie, new and existing relationships, positive participation, youth voice, and achievement for the team and each of it's members.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working with teenagers or youth in formal and/or non-formal education setting.
  • College Coursework in Horticulture, Education, Youth Development or related area.
  • Successful Completion of mandatory Background Check.
  • Drivers license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Passion, skill, interest, and experience with growing plants.
  • Understanding of social media platforms.
  • Experience working in diverse urban communities.
  • Entrepreneurial experience in areas such as marketing, customer service, quality control, invoicing.

Work Schedule:

  • Start Date: May 5, 2017
  • End Date: October 31, 2017
  • Facilitator Training Days: May 13th & June 12-15th
  • Youth orientation: June 17th
  • Special Events: Open house August 10th, 2017
  • Regular Summer Work: June 19-August 11th. Set days assigned upon hiring
  • Special Projects:  Up to 16 hours/week May 5-October 31 (as assigned)
  • No Work: July 3rd & 4th
  • Total hours for this position: Not to exceed 240 hours (10 weeks, 24 hours/week)

This is a Temporary Casual position located at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN.  

Pay Range and Application Information:

$12.00-$16.00 an hour.

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and references to: Urban Garden Planning Team. Karen DePratto beamo003@umn.edu.

For more information, go to http://arboretum.umn.edu/urbangardenyouthemployment.aspx

**This job description describing the current responsibilities of this position is subject to change.**


Urban Gardener MN Landscape Arboretum Urban Garden Program (position based in Minneapolis)          

Supervisor: Children's Garden in Residence Coordinator          

Classification: 001 Temporary Casual

Overview:

Share and apply your horticulture expertise to grow exceptional gardens that serve as teaching spaces for the Arboretum's youth outreach garden program. The Urban Gardener will coordinate with program leaders to prepare, maintain, and provide the highest level of garden care and plant material required for all Urban Garden programming.

Job Description:

80% Garden Maintenance:
  • Maintain Arboretum quality urban gardens at 5 community partner sites, including site preparation, plant acquisition, purchasing supplies, weeding, watering throughout the growing season, planting crops to fit with lesson plans, and succession planting as needed to maintain a beautiful, lush, productive garden throughout the growing season.
  • Work with Urban Garden team to determine weekly and seasonal priorities, projects and resources.
  • 20%  Plant/garden resource for Urban Garden Team and Community 
20% Plant/Garden Resource for Urban Garden Team and Community:
  • Work with community partners, children's garden in residence team, and the Urban Garden Leadership team to provide resource and support for Urban Garden programming.
Required Qualifications:
  • One year extensive garden management experience
  • Post-secondary degree or significant coursework in horticulture
  • Extensive knowledge of vegetable and ornamental annual plants well adapted to Minneapolis area climate
  • Successful completion of mandatory background check
  • Driver's License
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Established network of contacts with local greenhouse and garden supply industry
  • Experience working in diverse cultural settings
Work Schedule:
  • Start Date: April 14, 2017
  • April 14-May 1st: 16 hours/week
  • May 1st-August 15: 32 hours/week
  • August 15-October 15: 16 hours/week
  • End Date: October 15, 2017
  • Total Hours: 516 (not to exceed 67 days)
Specific hours/days  to be determined by Urban Garden Team.
Pay and Application Information:
$12.00-$16.00 an hour
To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter, and references to: Urban Garden Planning Team, c/o Karen DePratto at beamo003@umn.edu.
**Please note job description detailing current responsibilities is subject to change.**

—CityFresh New Products Team Facilitator and Special Projects

Supervisor:  Manager of Youth Education                    

Classification:  001 Temporary Casual

Overview:

CityFresh New Products is one of 7 youth work teams that comprise the Arboretum's Urban Garden youth employment program (Growing Good).  The Facilitator's primary role is to provide leadership and direction for a team of 6 youth who are challenged to take a new product idea and bring it to market.  The Team will create and implement a business plan that will move the product from idea to market.  Along the way, the team will engage with community professionals to establish partnerships and learn needed skills.  The facilitator will help guide the work of the youth, provide learning experiences, seek out training support as needed, and help to identify and amplify authentic voice and creative communication.  This Job will also work on special projects as assigned by the Manager of Youth Education.

Job Description:

40% Direct Facilitation of Youth Team Work Days:  Be the adult facilitator and direct supervisor for the team on each scheduled work day.  Foster camaraderie, positive participation, and achievement for the team and each of it's members.

20% Planning, Coordination, Documentation: Create lesson plans, activities, and experiences that build communication skills through different mediums and align to entrepreneurial education standards.  Document the success, and impacts of the CityFresh New Products team. Attend weekly check in meetings with Manager of Youth Education and the Urban Garden Facilitator Team.

40% Special Projects as assigned:  Work with Manager of Youth education and Director of Communications on special projects related to the Urban Garden Program Summer 2016.

Required Qualifications:

This position requires strong interest, knowledge, passion and experience working with teenagers in a garden setting. Also helpful for this position is an infectious, positive attitude, an appropriate sense of humor, a measure of patience, and a love of growing plants, science, and entrepreneurial attitude.

  • Experience working with teenagers
  • College Coursework in Horticulture, Education, Youth Development or related area.
  • Successful Completion of mandatory Background Check
  • Drivers license
  • Entrepreneurial experience in areas such as marketing, customer service, quality control, invoicing, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of social media platforms  (facebook, tumbler, instagram)
  • Experience working in diverse cultural settings
  • Experience and skill with growing vegetables

Work Schedule:

  • Start Date: May 5, 2017
  • End Date: October 31, 2017
  • Facilitator Training Days: May 13th & June 12-15th
  • Youth orientation: June 17th
  • Special Events: Open house August 10th, 2017
  • Regular Summer Work Schedule New Products Team: June 19-August 11th. Cityfresh Products Wednesdays & Fridays 8:30-4, Thursday Facilitator meeting 4-6 (plus up to 7.5 hrs/wk prep) 
  • Special Projects: Up to 16 hours/week May 2-October 31 (as assigned)
  • No Work: July 3rd & 4th
  • Total hours for this position: Not to exceed 400 hours (10 weeks, 40 hours/week)

This is a Temporary Casual position located at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN.  

Pay Range and Application Information

$12.00-$16.00 an hour.

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter, and  references to: Urban Garden Planning Team, ? Karen DePratto beamo003@umn.edu

For more information, go to http://arboretum.umn.edu/urbangardenyouthemployment.aspx

**This job description describing the current responsibilities of this position is subject to change.**


Children's Garden in Residence Instructor (Position Based in Minneapolis)

Supervisor:  Children's Garden in Residence Coordinator                   

Classification: 001 Temporary Casual

Overview:

Bring a seven week, hands-on plant science program curriculum to life in the garden at community partner sites in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The CGR Instructor will be an essential part of a team of educators, dedicated to providing innovative hands-on science experiences for children in the garden. You will learn, adapt, and apply best practice teaching methods for engaging young people with plants.  Specific responsibilities include:

80%    Instructor Prepare Plan and Teach Children's Garden in Residence Program:

  • Prepare for and teach assigned portions of the curriculum.
  • Gather and prepare all supplies, posters, and consumables for each week's lesson.
  • Work with partner organizations to coordinate garden programs that fit their needs.
  • Work with co-workers, and volunteers to organize and present the program.
  • Set the stage for safe, supportive, hands-on science, learning experiences in the garden.
  • Special projects as assigned

20%   Document and Share program Activities

  • Participate in weekly urban garden leader meetings.
  • Produce a summer journal with photos, records, and reflection, and documentation of  the summer garden experience.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge, passion, and interest in plants.
  • Teaching experience in classroom and/or outdoor settings.
  • Coursework and/or work experience related to horticulture, natural sciences, nutrition, agriculture, youth development, youth education or related field.
  • Successful completion of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years teaching in outdoor education or informal education.
  • Bachelor's degree in education, horticulture, natural sciences or related field.
  • Experience with leading a team.
  • Experience working in community partnerships.

Work Schedule and Commitment:

  • Start Date:  May 5th, 2017
  • Training: May 13th.  Others TBD
  • Regular summer schedule:  June 14- August 6.  32 hours/wk. 4 days per week
  • End Date:   Oct. 31, 2017
  • 256 Total Hours
  • Specific work day schedule to be determined between supervisor and candidate.   Responsibilities and work schedule are subject to change.

Pay Range and Application Information

$12.00-$16.00 an hour.

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter, and  references to: Urban Garden Planning Team, ? Karen DePratto beamo003@umn.edu

For more information, go to http://arboretum.umn.edu/urbangardenyouthemployment.aspx.


—Shuttle Driver

Overview:
This position is responsible for duties such as driving the 9  passenger Bee Line Shuttle safely around 3 mile drive or the parking areas and for working as a team to set up & take down chairs and tables for ceremonies, and provide excellent customer service to Arboretum visitors, clients and wedding guests.  
 
Job Description: 
95% Shuttle Driver
Drive the 9-passenger Shuttle safely around 3 mile drive or the Parking areas, adhering to posted speed limits.
Greet passengers, providing suggestions to visitors on what to see at each stop, maintain a schedule time to minimize waits at each stop, assist visitors in wheelchairs on and off the Shuttle.
Communicate issues to supervisor and vehicle maintenance staff as needed.
 
5% Visitor Service Team support
Assist with set up & take down chairs and tables for ceremonies
Provide excellent customer service to Arboretum visitors, clients and wedding guests
Other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications:
High School diploma/GED
Must have a valid Minnesota driver's license.
Ability to lift 20-30 lbs
Age 19 or older
Ability to successfully pass a background check
Ability to work as a team or individually and follow directions
Must have good customer service skills and the ability to interact with guests of all ages.
Requires the ability to stand or sit for up to 4 hours on a continuous basis.
Ability to communicate well with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic groups in a wide variety of situations.

To apply, please complete a TACE application and email to: Jean Keiser at keis0001@umn.edu.


67-Day Seasonal Laborer 0001

Supervisor: Landscape Maintenance Supervisor

Qualifications:                                   

Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather, climb 8-foot ladders, and be able to lift 50 pounds for extended periods of time.  Must be at least 18 years old.  Schedule will vary.   

Job Description:

100% - Perform maintenance work on display gardens, research plots and buildings at the MN Landscape Arboretum and Horticultural Research Center.

  • Weeding, planting, pruning, weeding, removing brush, watering, spreading mulch, fertilizer, utilizing various types of garden and landscaping equipment such as pruners, shears, trees saws, shovels, pitchforks, ladders, cherry pickers
  • Operate various types of engine-driven equipment such power rakes, small tractors, and utility carts.
  • Pick up trash and debris; cleaning buildings, moving furniture, etc.
  • Loading and unloading trucks.

To apply, please complete a TACE application and email to: Jean Keiser at keis0001@umn.edu.


Catering and Retail Services Team

The Arboretum and University of Minnesota Dining Services are seeking applicants for joining our catering and retail team! We are accepting resumes for the following positions:

- Cook (Job Requisition 314029)

If interested, please search the above requisition number at the following job site: https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs or email resume directly to Michael Modry at: modry003@umn.edu.

Part-time, seasonal, hourly positions include:

Bartenders
Banquet Captains
Banquet Servers
Retail Servers

If interested, email resume directly to Michael Modry at: modry003@umn.edu.


Gift & Garden Store Cashier  

Qualifications:
 
Prefer experience in cashiering, customer service and sales.
 
Duties:
 
Cashiering
Customer Service
Light housekeeping
Inventory control
Daily sales reconciliation
Opening and closing cash register and store
 
Hours:           
 
Variable, includes evening and weekends.
  
Additional Expectations:

Gift Store staff is expected to be punctual for work shift and to work all scheduled shifts.  If unable to work scheduled shift, staff is expected to notify supervisor in a timely manner so the shift can be covered by another employee, or the staff member needs to find his or her own replacement.  Staff is expected to dress appropriately as representative of the Arboretum to customers.   Staff is at all times while on Arboretum property expected to act in a professional, courteous and helpful manner to customers and co-workers.

To apply, please complete a TACE application and email to: Jean Keiser at keis0001@umn.edu.


Horticultural Research Center 7-Month Assistant Gardener

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather, climb 8-foot ladders, and be able to lift 50 pounds for extended periods of time. Pesticide applicator's license may be required for some positions.
  • Must be willing to work 5 days per week or less due to weather and availability of funding; including occasional weekends. Schedule may vary and can include weekend hours during apple harvest and sales (September- October). The season is typically from April 1st and ending on October 31st annually.

Duties/Responsibilities:

This position is located at the U of MN Horticulture Research Center/ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen, MN. This position is a full-time (7 month) Teamsters Unit 3 position; typically beginning April 1st and ending on October 31st annually. Schedule may vary.

Position is represented by Teamsters Bargaining Unit. Dues or Fair Share deductions will be made. Hourly Salary Range: $15.56 - $19.34

The position is responsible for maintaining apple trees and other fruit plants from greenhouse to nurseries and orchards at the Horticultural Research Center.

(30%) Plant, prune, stake, transplant, irrigate, and perform other duties required to produce and grow apple trees and other plants needed at the Horticultural Research Center.

(20%) Manage, train and grow young fruit trees in nursery, research plots and orchards. Assist in bud-grafting and other forms of propagation needed to reproduce and grow fruit trees.

(25%) Assist in the harvest, sorting, packaging and sale of apples and other fruit at the Horticultural Research Center. May require some weekend hours during the apple harvest and sales season (September- October).

(15%) Identify and control pests and weeds. Apply herbicide, insecticide, fungicide, fertilizer and other materials as needed to maintain good growing conditions. Mowing, hand weeding and mulch application as needed.

(5%) Assist in the breeding and evaluation of new fruit varieties, primarily apples but may also include other fruits such as apricots, pears, plums and blackberries.

(5%) Other projects as assigned.

To be considered for this position, complete an application online at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs, job id 315957. Please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


Reception Desk Agent Temporary/Casual

Overview: 

This position is responsible for greeting guests and collecting admission, promoting and selling equipment rentals and tram admission while providing top quality customer service.  Provide reservation office support as required                   
 
Job Description:

60% - Greeting Guests and Providing Information for Visitors
Greet guests that walk into the Great Hall
Provide information to visitors about the Arboretum and Research Center
Collect money for Admission Fees, tram tickets if necessary
Use cash box for transactions
Make change for visitors when appropriate
Promote & Sell memberships to non-member visitors
Snow shoe, walking sticks, tram admission
Break coverage for information desk staff
 
35% - Communications
Answer incoming calls and direct them to appropriate personnel
Use radio to locate staff and relay messages
Act as dispatch in emergency situations such as severe weather and medical emergencies by calling 911 notify correct staff, get accident forms completed, communicate to gatehouse for emergency vehicles, and monitor radio for situation changes.
Ensure promotional signs & video screens are up to date in the McQuinn Great Hall - if they are not - contact the appropriate department to remove
Use various sources to keep yourself up to date on that latest news of the Arboretum including the newsletter, the website, & email. 
Check Arbinfo email and forward messages to appropriate contacts so they may follow up in a timely manner
Check personal University email to ensure you are up to date on recent information and changes
Read the Arboretum Newsletter to ensure you are up to date on upcoming events
 
5% - Provide Office Support
Maintain brochure supplies and inform departments when running low
Event registration support
Assist with projects such as: mailings, compiling packets, etc during slower times

To apply, please complete a TACE application and email to: Jean Keiser at keis0001@umn.edu.


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Event-Planning Internships:

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is offering a three-month unpaid internship in Event Planning from approximately May through August/September. This internship will be 15-20 hours per week, including one day in the office and one weekend day each week (typically Saturday).

Internship objectives: provide students with an enriching professional growth experience in event and project planning; encourage problem solving skills during the planning, executing, monitor and controlling, and closing phases of an event; give students practical career experience in the event industry.

Program includes:

Internship Responsibilities - assist with Reservation Office administrative duties; work with the day-of reservations staff and employees with the management of seasonal events and weddings

Office Mentorship - choose an area of focus 1) Weddings and Private Events; 2) Corporate and Non-Profit Groups; 3) Signature Fundraising and work directly with an office manager on event logistics, attend planning meetings, and day-of event duties as assigned

Create A Moving Forward Portfolio - research desired career path; participate in an informal interview; update resume; create mock cover letters; attend networking events

Applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in event planning or the communications sector. Qualifications for candidates include event planning or communications experience and the successful completion of a background check.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, application form, and resume to: 

Carissa Pfarr
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55317

Or send an electronic copy to pfarr016@umn.edu

Applications for 2017 internships will be accepted until positions are filled.


Horticulture Internships: Closed for 2017 Applications.


About the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

As a premier pubic garden and cultural destination, and international horticultural research center, the Arboretum is a community resource that contributes to the horticultural, economic, and intellectual lives of Minnesotans and people all over the world.  Named as one of the "10 great places to smell the flowers" by USA Today, the Arboretum boasts over 25,000 members, 1,800 volunteers and more than 464,000 visitors annually. The Arboretum features 1,215 acres, 32 display and specialty gardens, 48 general plant collections and more than 5,000 plant species and varieties.

Founded more than 50 years ago, in 1958, the Arboretum is a part of the Department of Horticultural Science, in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota.

Located in Chanhassen, Minnesota, a western suburb of the Minneapolis/St Paul metropolitan area, the Arboretum is approximately 9 miles west of Interstate 494.The mission of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is to be a resource for horticultural and environmental information, research, and public education. To inspire and delight visitors with quality plants in well designed and maintained displays, collections, model landscapes, and conservation areas.

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