young children gathered around table for StoryTime

StoryTime in the Library
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10:30-11 a.m.
Location: Andersen Horticultural Library

Stories for the young and young-at-heart. Geared toward
toddlers and preschoolers.

EVENT CALENDAR

FREE PlantMaker Studio
Date: 4/13/2019 - 4/11/2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Saturdays and Sundays, FREE with gate admission, Drop-in anytime between noon - 4:00 p.m.

The Plant-Maker Studio offers "make a plant" experiences for all ages. Our technology-loaded lives can leave anyone eager to dig into nature and get their hands on plants.


FREE PlantMaker Studio
Date: 4/14/2019 - 4/12/2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Saturdays and Sundays

Drop-in anytime between noon - 4:00 p.m.

FREE with gate admission

The Plant-Maker Studio offers "make a plant" experiences for all ages. Our technology-loaded lives can leave anyone eager to dig into nature and get their hands on plants.

Free Guided Walking Tour
Date: 5/2/2019 - 10/10/2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Oswald Center

May 2 through Oct. 12, 2019

One Hour

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Saturdays at 1 p.m.

Meet in the Great Hall, Oswald Visitor Center

Best for adults or ages 12+

FREE with gate admission, no registration needed!

See and learn more about the Arboretum during an informative tour led by an experienced Arboretum Guide! Based on seasonal highlights, each 60-minute guided tour will visit different gardens at their glorious peak bloom to pick up gardening ideas and reconnect with nature’s serene beauty.


Free Guided Walking Tours
Date: 5/4/2019 - 10/12/2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Oswald Center

Saturdays, May 2 through Oct. 12, 2019

One Hour


Parade of Blooms Garden Fun Stop
Date: 6/1/2019 - 9/28/2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Morgan Terrace (behind the Snyder Building)

All ages

Tuesdays & Saturdays

June - September 2019

Drop-in between 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Morgan Terrace (behind the Snyder Building)

FREE with gate admission

Immerse yourself in the colors of summer! Learn how gardeners at the Arboretum select bloom combinations and try creating your own color palette. Cast your vote for your favorite flower color. Then let the Arboretum Guides help direct you to the best place to see the Arboretum’s seasonal parade of colors today.


Let's Talk Plants with Extension Master Gardeners
Date: 6/1/2019 - 11/2/2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Oswald Center

Saturdays & Sundays year round

Drop-in anytime between noon – 4 p.m.
Oswald Visitor Center Great Hall at the Yard & Garden Desk
FREE with gate admission

Bring your gardening questions and conversations to enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers when you visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  


Treats from the Hive Garden Fun Stop
Date: 6/2/2019 - 9/1/2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

All ages

Saturdays & Sundays

June - September 2019

FREE with gate admission

Put your taste buds to the test as you try honey from different flowers. Which flavor do you like best? Find out which kinds of flowers different pollinators prefer and investigate other bee-related products made from honey, beeswax


Apple & Honey Dinner: From the Tree, From the Hive
Date: 9/5/2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Learning Center

Joan Donatelle, Chef and Cooking Instructor

David Donatelle, Chef, Beekeeper and Nutrition Coach

Celebrate apple harvest season with a centuries-old classic combination. Joan, an experienced cooking instructor and author of “Astonishing Apples”, and David, a beekeeper and chef, will demonstrate and serve an innovative multi-course meal you can make with Minnesota honey and apples, featuring a honey spiced chicken tagine!

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Pollinator Photography: Butterflies, Bees & More!
Date: 9/7/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Catch the buzz…on camera! Join other photographers to learn techniques for capturing stunning images of beneficial insects -without frightening them away!

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Walks With Matt: Mushrooms, Migrations & More!
Date: 9/7/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

Matt Schuth, Naturalist, Author, and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum expert for more than 30 years

The advent and duration of the mushroom season are the result of a seemingly mysterious combination of components. Participate in a hunt for the wide and amazing assortment of mushrooms and fungi in the Arboretum’s Bog area and the Green Heron Trail, and learn from Matt’s wealth of wisdom, trivia, and wit through his show-and-tell style.

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Arboretum Art Open Studio
Date: 9/10/2019 - 11/26/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Snyder Building - Tea Room

Every Tuesday, September 10 - November 26

Do you need a beautiful and inspiring space to practice your art? Do you enjoy the community of other artists for support and encouragement? There is no better place than the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to continue your artistic journey!

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Dahlia: Watermedia Painting Workshop
Date: 9/11/2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award winning professional watercolor artist, and Arboretum devotee

We will visit dahlias growing in the garden, giving you a chance to observe them from many dimensions. Then work in the classroom with fresh-cut examples to create a 22" x 15" watercolor masterpiece!

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Shooting the Light: Dusk to Dawn 2-Day Photography Intensive
Date: 9/13/2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Friday, September 13, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

AND

Saturday, September 14, 6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Don Tredinnick, professional nature photographer, instructor and owner of Frozen Hiker Photography

Level: Intermediate, participants should be comfortable with the operation of their DSLR or mirrorless camera

Quality of light is one of the most important factors a photographer must learn to recognize because light dictates when and where to take a dynamic photograph.

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Nature Sketchbooks: Garden’s Last Harvest 2-Day Workshop with Pam Luer
Date: 9/14/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Marion Andrus Learning Center

Pam Luer, professional artist and instructor for nearly 20 years

Yearning to stay connected to the natural world through her art, Pam Luer is offering her Nature Sketchbook series two-session workshop to celebrate the waltz of the garden’s last dance.

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Creating a Home Landscape You Can Love and Enjoy
Date: 9/14/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Jim Calkins, landscape and production horticulturist, Research Information Director - MN Nursery & Landscape Assn

Do you dream about having a beautiful home landscape or have a specific landscape project in mind, but don't know how to get started? In this progressive, five-session workshop, your own yard is your class project!

Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon, Sept 14 & 28, Oct 12 & 26, Nov 9

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Felted Vessels and Bowls for Fall
Date: 9/14/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Marion Andrus Learning Center

Leslie Granbeck, Minneapolis-based feltmaker and instructor whose classes are full of color, creativity and adventure, www.fiberenvy.net

Learn the fascinating art of seamless feltmaking! Using Merino wool with its high elasticity, “sculpt” your vessel into any shape from organic to contemporary.

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Farm at the Arb Field Festival: Celebrating the Grains of our Plains
Date: 9/14/2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: Red Barn Farm

Taste Minnesota at the Farm at the Arb Field Festival! Bring your family and friends to explore the brand new Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Barn Farm. Learn the plant to plate story about where our food comes from and how food is growing to meet the needs of the future.

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Shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum
Date: 9/14/2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

Tom Bezek, Trained Nature Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy

Ages 16 and older

Enjoy the tranquility and well-being of Shinrin-yoku, a Japanese mindfulness practice that invites nature to be your healer. Through guided awareness exercises, you will awaken all your senses and calm your mind. Shinrin-yoku (translation: 'Forest Bathing') fosters a deep connection with nature that will nourish you -- mind, body and spirit.

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Special Access: Honey Harvest Time
Date: 9/16/2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Ping Honzay, beekeeper, Arboretum Manager of the Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Get a look at how honey is extracted by joining Ping as she processes the honey harvest from the Arboretum’s Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center hives. Register for 30 min session.

 

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Walk with Mary: Ornamental Grasses
Date: 9/19/2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Maze Parking Lot

Mary Meyer, University of MN Professor and Extension Horticulturist

Ornamental grasses provide year-round beauty, are low maintenance and provide fabulous habitat! Join Dr. Meyer for an introduction to the grass collection at its peak

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Daffodil Bulb Sale
Daffodil Bulb Sale
Date: 9/21/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Great Hall

Annual Flower Sale

Minnesota Herb Society Sale
Date: 9/21/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Oswald Visitor Center Balcony

Annual Sales

Auxiliary Harvest Sale
Date: 9/21/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Don't miss this popular sale of one-of-a-kind nature-related gift items. Auxiliary members create beautiful arrangements, swags and wreaths as well as greeting cards, botanicals, fiber arts and other scented items from natural materials found in our Minnesota landscape.

The Power of Balance: Stone Sculptures for your Garden
Date: 9/21/2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Learning Center

Peter Juhl, stone balancing artist

An assortment of practice rocks will be available to use during class

Get balanced! Dazzle your friends with a new skill that looks like magic and combines elements of meditation, sculpture, and performance art. Peter will explain simple techniques using shape, weight, and friction to create impossible looking balances using ordinary stones.

 

2 Sessions to choose from:


9:30-12 noon or 1 pm-3:30 pm

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Minnesota Herb Society Sale
Date: 9/22/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Oswald Visitor Center Balcony

Annual Sales

Daffodil Bulb Sale
Daffodil Bulb Sale
Date: 9/22/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Great Hall

Annual Flower Sale

Auxiliary Harvest Sale
Date: 9/22/2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Don't miss this popular sale of one-of-a-kind nature-related gift items. Auxiliary members create beautiful arrangements, swags and wreaths as well as greeting cards, botanicals, fiber arts and other scented items from natural materials found in our Minnesota landscape.

Walks with Alan: Oak and Nut Tree Collection
Date: 9/26/2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Old Azalea Parking Lot

Alan Branhagen, Arboretum Director of Operations and published horticulture author

The days are growing shorter, the nights are cooling- we’ve reached the end of the summer. For oaks and other nut trees, it means dropping thousands of seeds to grow next spring

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Make a Mug Rug: Intro to Rug Hooking!
Date: 9/28/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Laurie Lausen, Founder of The Wooly Red Rug

Learn the early method of rug hooking using a simple hook to pull loops of wool fabric through a linen backing. Students will create a simple mini rug of their own design, perfect to use as a mug mat, coaster or trivet. These mug rugs are sure to be conversational items in your home and will fit into any decor!

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Sustainable Seafood: Creative Recipes and Alaskan Stories
Date: 9/28/2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Richie Mann, Minnesota Community Outreach Manager, Sitka Salmon Shares

Amanda Paa, Home Chef, Heartbeet Kitchen Food Blogger

The fish that sound the most familiar in the grocery store- tilapia, tuna, and more- aren't always caught or raised in a sustainable way. What is sustainable fish, and how can you prepare some lesser known but more sustainable seafood at home?

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Farm Field Photography at Harvest Time
Date: 9/29/2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Katie Knapp, Agricultural Photographer

Interested in Field-to-Fork? Then how about Field-to-Photo! Come and learn from a professional agricultural photographer at our new Red Barn Farm: 

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