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

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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