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

Foraging for Sustenance
Foraging for Sustenance
Date: 9/8/2017 - 2/26/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Andersen Horticultural Library

Artist Karen Gustafson pairs embroidered botanical drawings with related ancient herbals and domestic recipe books to commemorate and provide a contemporary perspective on DeMateria Medica, an ancient pharmacological text by Dioscorides.

Artist's Talk and Reception, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Snyder Aud.

Meet artist Karen Gustafson at this complimentary public reception.  Open to all visitors.

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Arboretum Instructor Show
Arboretum Instructor Show
Date: 11/10/2017 - 1/4/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Reedy Gallery

The Arboretum is proud to showcase the talents of the artists who are instructors for our many classes. A wide variety of media will be on display, including painting, drawing, mixed media, fiber art and photography.

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Weekend Brunch
Weekend Brunch
Date: 12/2/2017 - 2/3/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Arboretum Cafe

Start out your day at the Arb with a delicious hot breakfast.

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Photos with Santa
Photos with Santa
Date: 12/16/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center Carlson Dining Room

Bring the kids to have professional photos taken with Santa. Many size and format options available starting at $5.00.

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Let's Bake Holiday Treats Together! Intergenerational Together Time
Date: 12/16/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Learning Center

Bake spiced cookies and make an aromatic pomander ball.  Then discover spice plants (and herbs) in the greenhouse and with microscopes. Finally, plant a ginger rhizome to take home and grow. Ages 7-12 with adult.

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Winter Gift Market
Winter Gift Market
Date: 12/16/2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Oswald and Snyder Buildings

Finish or start your holiday shopping at the Winter Gift Market. You'll find unique and one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans and crafters.

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Let's Talk Plants Q&A
Date: 12/16/2017 - 12/17/2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Stop by the Master Gardener desk in the Visitor Center to pose gardening questions to our volunteers, get information on sustainable practices and find out what areas are at their peak of bloom and beauty.

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PlantMaker Studio: Winter Wonderland
PlantMaker Studio: Winter Wonderland
Date: 12/16/2017 - 12/17/2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Discover which plants will provide food and shelter for wildlife, and create a nourishing natural seed ornament to feed the birds outside your window.

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Book Signings with Alan Branhagen
Book Signings with Alan Branhagen
Date: 12/16/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Gift and Garden Store

Alan is the Arboretum Director of Operations, and he will be on hand to discuss the best plants for Midwest gardens and his new book Native Plants of the Midwest - A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden.

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Holiday Music: Prairie Brass Quintet
Holiday Music: Prairie Brass Quintet
Date: 12/16/2017
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Great Hall

This Eden Prairie-based quintet performs a variety of music including dixieland jazz, Broadway tunes, marches, classical and more.

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