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.

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.  


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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Lightroom 101
Date: 11/2/2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

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

Adobe Lightroom is an incredible tool for organizing, editing and distributing digital photos.

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Walks with Matt: Ready for Winter?
Date: 11/2/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Oswald Center

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

Matt will uncover the mystery and beauty of the ways that plants, animals, and insects at the Arboretum adjust and prepare for the oncoming cold.

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Lightroom 201
Date: 11/2/2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

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

This class is a follow-on to the Adobe 101 class. Participants should be familiar with importing, tagging, and rating photos, use of the panels in the develop module, and exporting images.

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Fall About Dogs 5k
Date: 11/3/2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

5k run and walk especially for dogs and their owners!

Let's Talk Plants with Extension Master Gardeners
Date: 11/3/2019 - 11/1/2020
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.  


Lightroom 301
Date: 11/3/2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

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

Level

Intermediate to advanced 

This class is a follow-on to the Adobe 201 class. Participants should be familiar with importing, tagging, and rating photos, use of the panels in the develop module, and exporting images.

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Gifts from the Hive: Beeswax Candle & Luminary
Date: 11/8/2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Ping Honzay, Arboretum Education Staff

Are you in need of some natural inspiration for holiday gift giving? Look no further! Join Ping, beekeeper and manager of the Arboretum’s Tashjian Bee & Pollinator Discovery Center, to create a beeswax luminary and matching tealight candle – a unique gift or centerpiece for holiday gatherings. Ping will guide you each step along the way, so just come prepared to have fun!

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Friday, November 8, 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. or 2 pm - 2:45 pm


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Let’s Celebrate the Harvest Festival: Intergenerational TogetherTime
Date: 11/9/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Learning Center

Reba Luiken is the family programs coordinator at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Away from work, she is a dedicated cultural enthusiast and Polish folk dancer. 

When grains ripen and the weather gets colder, people around the world celebrate fall and the abundance of harvest time. Explore folk crafts from Ukraine and other Eastern European countries.  

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Seasonal Evergreen Make-and-Take: Wreath
Date: 11/9/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Where better to create a show-stopping evergreen wreath than an Arboretum? Enjoy a fun, casually-festive Arboretum atmosphere as you custom create your own wreath--great for your own seasonal decor, or as a gift! 

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Seasonal Evergreen Make-and-Take: Swag
Date: 11/9/2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Where better to create a show-stopping evergreen swag for your front door than an Arboretum? Enjoy a fun, casually-festive Arboretum atmosphere as you custom create your own swag--great for your own seasonal decor, or as a gift! 

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Let's Talk Plants with Extension Master Gardeners
Date: 11/9/2019 - 11/7/2020
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.  


Light Painting at the Arboretum During Twilight
Date: 11/9/2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Mike Shaw, photographer, author and workshop leader

Explore the incredible world of light painting and light drawing amid twilight at the Arboretum!

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Landscape Notecards in Watercolor
Date: 11/13/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Oswald Center

Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award-winning professional watercolor artist

Are you interested in watercolor but intimidated by the full size canvas or put off by the amount of time it takes to finish? Try a smaller project, a notecard!

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Books in the Garden: Mary Oliver & Nature
Date: 11/13/2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join other literature aficionados for thoughtful discourse over a cup of tea or coffee facilitated by Toni McNaron. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver found solace in nature. What better place to delve into two collections of her poems than the Arboretum where so many also find solace?

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Dinner with a Chef: Celebrating the Tuscan Region of Italy
Date: 11/14/2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Learning Center

Joan Donatelle, Chef and Cooking Instructor

David Donatelle, Chef, Beekeeper and Nutrition Coach

Nikki Erpelding, Wine Professional Instructor

Taste and savor Tuscany! Go on a culinary journey to Italy: 

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Tasty Tarts
Date: 11/16/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Learning Center

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

The secrets to a great tart are really quite simple…don’t be intimidated!  Kris will show you how to create a variety of both savory and dessert tarts with delicious crusts and divine fillings for your next cocktail party, holiday  gathering, or family dinner.

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Comprehensive Photography Critique
Date: 11/16/2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

All levels, Beginner to Advanced 

Join fellow photographers for a college-level review of your work -- critique is one of the only methods photographers have for improvement beyond practice.

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Felted Luminarias
Date: 11/16/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Marion Andrus Learning Center

Leslie Granbeck, Minneapolis-based feltmaker and instructor, www.fiberenvy.net

Add a warm glow to any room with pretty, felted luminarias. The perfect accent for the mantle, dinner table, or any spot that needs a little soft illumination. These make lovely gifts as well!

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Homeschool Day: Minnesota Harvest: Healthy Eating from and for the Earth
Date: 11/18/2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Learning Center

Suggested ages: Grades 3 - 6

Explore local culture, traditions and cuisine as you learn about local food and history! Understand “food miles,” the distance food travels from where it’s harvested to where it’s consumed, to understand the impact of a food’s environmental footprint. 

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Double Discount Days for Gift & Garden Store
Date: 11/21/2019 - 12/8/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Gift and Garden Store

Enjoy Double Discount days! 

 

(Note that on Sundays, Double Discount Days runs from 10 am - 6 pm.)

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Date: 11/21/2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us as we ring in the holiday season with our annual tree lighting!

Wide Open Spaces - Reedy Gallery
Date: 11/22/2019 - 1/26/2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Please note gallery hours are 10 am - 6 pm on Sundays.

Winter Lights
Date: 11/22/2019 - 1/5/2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come see the Arboretum aglow with holiday lights, enjoy s'mores by the fire, and celebrate the season!