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


Nature PlayTime for Wee Ones
Date: 6/1/2019 - 8/31/2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Green Play Yard, located outside the Learning Center

June - July Wee Ones Theme: Surprising Seeds

FREE with Arboretum admission AGES 0 to 5 with an adult

DATES Saturdays, June - September

TIME drop-in between 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Unhurried outside play helps children and adults grow stronger, healthier and happier. Bring your favorite young ones to the Green Play Yard for free, easy activities to do together

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: 6/1/2019 - 8/31/2019
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


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


Yoga in the Gardens
Yoga in the Gardens
Date: 7/7/2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Shrub Rose Garden

Hosted by YogaFit

Music in the Gardens
Music in the Gardens
Date: 7/7/2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

Fridley City Band

Purple Coneflower: Watermedia Painting Workshop
Date: 7/10/2019
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

Let Georgia guide you from surface preparation to the delicate handling of the soft-edged petals. Dappled sunlight playing over the coneflower’s spiked dramatic center demonstrates our clever use of color.

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Music in the Gardens
Music in the Gardens
Date: 7/11/2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

Brad Cattadoris

Nature Photography 101
Date: 7/13/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

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

Level: Beginner

Do you enjoy spending time hiking, camping, biking or just being in nature? Nature photography is a great way to increase your enjoyment of the great outdoors if you know how to get started!

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Japanese Braiding Technique: Kumihimo Necklace
Date: 7/13/2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Sarah Bober, ReFind Design, specializing in eco-friendly jewelry; level One Certified Art Clay Instructor

Explore the ancient art of Kumihimo, a Japanese braiding technique. You will learn the traditional round braid using 8 cords. Once you learn the pattern you can add various colors, use cords made from satin or silk, or even add beads. Students will create a beautiful woven necklace using this incredibly versatile technique.

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Shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum
Date: 7/13/2019
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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Music in the Gardens
Music in the Gardens
Date: 7/14/2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

The Abiders

Music in the Gardens
Music in the Gardens
Date: 7/18/2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

Bend in the River

Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access
Date: 7/20/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

Carlyn Iverson, internationally acclaimed botanical artist and illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications

Level: All levels

Owls, vultures, and eagles, oh my! Experience a unique opportunity to photograph mighty raptors in a controlled, safe and natural setting at the Arboretum.

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Japanese Weaving - SAORI
Date: 7/20/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

All supplies will be provided to make and bring home a completed weaving
Create a delightful hand-made gift for yourself or a loved one as you enjoy a relaxing weaving experience. SAORI weaving is a gentle, mindful and meditative process which emphasizes improvisation and creative expression. This contemporary weaving method founded in Japan in 1968, literally means “weaving with individual dignity.”

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Create-Your-Own Kokedama Mini Workshop
Date: 7/20/2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Oswald Center

Laura Vogel, Adult Education Programs Manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Kokedama is a Japanese variant of bonsai, in which live moss is essentially used as a container for another plant. These moss balls can hold many types of decorative houseplants.

 

Register for 30 minute time slot between 1:00 PM and 3:45 PM

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Yoga in the Gardens
Yoga in the Gardens
Date: 7/21/2019
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Garden for Wildlife

Hosted by Good Vibrations Yoga

Music in the Gardens
Music in the Gardens
Date: 7/21/2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

Cathie English

Annual Meeting
Date: 7/22/2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Snyder Auditorium

Theresa Mieseler, Author
Theresa will speak about her new book, Beyond Rosemary, Basil, and Thyme: Unusual, Interesting, and Uncoming Herbs to Enjoy. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. The meeting is open to Friends members and guests. Arboretum members may join the Friends at the door for $15/year.

Taste & Toast
Taste & Toast
Date: 7/24/2019
Time:

Enjoy featured chefs and bakers, and over 30 food and alcohol vendors from across the state. Tickets go on sale on April 29, so don't miss out on this exciting event!

Music in the Gardens
Music in the Gardens
Date: 7/25/2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

Crosstown Community Band

Music in the Gardens
Music in the Gardens
Date: 7/25/2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

Crosstown Community Band

Walks With Matt: Sights, Sounds & Songs of the Prairie
Date: 7/27/2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

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

The Arboretum prairie will be in its glory at the height of summer, from tall grasses to flowering plants, along with the variety of winged friends- birds and insects! Walk, explore the Prairie, and learn from Matt’s wealth of wisdom, trivia, and wit through his show-and-tell style…

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Make a Pure Silver Necklace Using a Real Arboretum Leaf
Date: 7/27/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Marion Andrus Learning Center

Sarah Bober, ReFind Design, specializing in eco-friendly jewelry; level One Certified Art Clay Instructor

Use a real leaf from home or from the Arboretum to design a beautiful pendant accented with a sparkling gemstone. Each necklace will be unique and the perfect memento of your visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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Art of Photography: Modern and Abstract Landscapes
Date: 7/27/2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Frank Meuschke, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Staff/Photographer

Level: All levels, Beginner to Advanced

Your design sensibility is modern and you love landscape. In this class, artist Frank Meuschke will inspire your photography with a history of modernism and abstraction in landscape photography.

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Music in the Gardens
Music in the Gardens
Date: 7/28/2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

Westwind Big Band