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.


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 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

Saturday in the Kitchen: Cooking with Tea
Date: 6/15/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Marion Andrus Learning Center

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

A perfectly steeped cup of tea provides comfort, encourages reflection and nourishes the body and mind; but there are endless ways – both savory and sweet – to use these fragrant leaves to create delicious recipes.

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Nature Sketchbooks with Pam Luer
Date: 6/15/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Marion Andrus Learning Center

Pam Luer, professional artist and instructor

Pam will lead you on a nature walk alongside a Master Naturalist or Master Gardener to teach you how to closely observe the flora and fauna of the Arboretum. Observational skills will help you grow as an artist and expand your experiences in nature.

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Taking Dynamic Landscape Photos
Date: 6/15/2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Learning Center -tree place

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

Level: Beginner

John Muir once said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” Whether traveling to our National Parks, local state and county parks, or just visiting some of America’s wide-open spaces, we often try to capture these amazing views only to be disappointed that the resulting photo doesn’t quite capture the scene as we remember it. Join Don and other photography enthusiasts as you learn how to take landscape images that show depth, tell a story, and bring you back to the moment in time when you clicked the shutter.

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