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

Origami in the Gardens
Origami in the Gardens
Date: 4/28/2018 - 10/1/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Reedy Gallery

Discover origami sculptures in the gallery and in the gardens. A single piece of paper is transformed into various objects by complex folded patterns, which are revealed by deconstructing or unfolding. 

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Harmony with Nature
Harmony with Nature
Date: 4/28/2018 - 10/21/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Reedy Gallery

Brushwork and pottery created by local artists who have studied and reflected on Japanese culture.

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One-Hour Guided Walking Tours
One-Hour Guided Walking Tours
Date: 5/5/2018 - 10/6/2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Based on seasonal highlights, each tour will visit different gardens at their glorious peak bloom. Pick up gardening ideas and reconnect with nature's serene beauty.

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Weekend Brunch
Weekend Brunch
Date: 6/2/2018 - 12/29/2018
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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Nature Play
Nature Play
Date: 6/2/2018 - 9/29/2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Green Play Yard

Easy activities to do together - both at the Arboretum and at home. Make time to pretend, wonder, create, and feel connected to nature. Ages 0-5.

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Garden Fun Stop: Hidden Views
Garden Fun Stop: Hidden Views
Date: 6/2/2018 - 9/29/2018
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Morgan Terrace (behind Snyder Bldg.)

Practice uncovering hidden plant views with table top activities. Make a take-away garden viewer designed to refresh your sense of wonder.

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Garden Fun Stop: Garden Origami Folding Station
Garden Fun Stop: Garden Origami Folding Station
Date: 6/2/2018 - 9/29/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Create an original flower, leaf, acorn, or bird to take home.

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Let
Let's Talk Plants Q&A
Date: 6/2/2018 - 12/29/2018
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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Plant-Maker
Plant-Maker's Studio: Blooming Branches Ink Painting
Date: 6/2/2018 - 7/28/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Examine branches, tree trunks, and tree blossoms to create a Chinese and Japanese-inspired ink painting. Practice tending a zen dry garden of stone, moss, and sand.

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Garden Fun Stop: House Hunting for Pollinators
Garden Fun Stop: House Hunting for Pollinators
Date: 6/2/2018 - 9/29/2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Bee & Pollination Center

Learn what soil is best for native ground dwelling bees and what you can do to make pollinators welcome in your neighborhood.

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Japanese Weaving - SAORI
Japanese Weaving - SAORI
Date: 7/14/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Snyder Building Tea Room Terrace

Create a one-of-a-kind scarf, table runner or wall hanging on an elegantly simple, foot-powered loom.

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Let
Let's Help Butterflies Together! Intergenerational Together Time
Date: 7/14/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Learning Center Garden Shed

Learn what plants and flowers are important for Minnesota butterflies and get an amazing up-close look with microscopes. Make a butterfly feeder. Ages 7-12.

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Raptor Photography
Raptor Photography
Date: 7/14/2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Learn techniques to help you capture stunning images of mighty raptors from distances of 5-20 feet as well as longer distances in the field.

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Shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum
Shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum
Date: 7/14/2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

This Japanese mindfulness practice (forest bathing) fosters a deep connection with nature that will noursh your mind, body and spirit.

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Create-Your-Own Kokedama: A Drop-in Mini Workshop
Create-Your-Own Kokedama: A Drop-in Mini Workshop
Date: 7/14/2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center Balcony

Use live moss as a container for another plant to display on a table or suspended by a window.

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