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

Robert Anderson
Robert Anderson's Gardens of Kaleidoscopes
Date: 4/15/2017 - 9/25/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Arboretum Grounds

Door County artist Robert Anderson designed ingenious metal frames to hold kaleidoscopes focused on container gardens scattered throughout the terraces and inside the Visitor Center. The intricate prisms create dramatic, ever-changing flourishes of color and shapes.

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Auxiliary Quilt Raffle
Auxiliary Quilt Raffle
Date: 5/13/2017 - 9/23/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Each year, the Arboretum's Auxiliary crafts a show-stopping quilt that is displayed in the Great Hall. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets at $2 each for a chance to own one of these stunning creations.

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Amazing Spaces, Places and Escapes: Re-imagining Treehouses
Amazing Spaces, Places and Escapes: Re-imagining Treehouses
Date: 6/27/2017 - 10/1/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Arboretum Grounds

Twelve outdoor structures or sculptures capture the whimsy, artistic fancy, interpretation and "wild" points of view of local artists, architects and builders. 

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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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Nature
Nature's Finest: The Artistry of the Hautman Brothers
Date: 9/8/2017 - 11/5/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Reedy Gallery

James, Joseph and Robert Hautman are known for their outstanding wildlife art. This collection features new, favorites, not-often-seen paintings and landscapes along with their award-winning duck stamp art.

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Creating a Home Landscape You Can Love and Enjoy
Creating a Home Landscape You Can Love and Enjoy
Date: 9/16/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Hands-on instruction and take-home assignments will help you develop a functional, manageable, environmentally sound, cost-effective and visually-pleasing design unique to your home setting.

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Weekend Brunch
Weekend Brunch
Date: 9/16/2017
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 for Wee Ones: Water Wonderful
Nature Play for Wee Ones: Water Wonderful
Date: 9/16/2017
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Green Play Yard

Swish, scoop, pour and explore the wet wonders of water. Ages 5 and under.

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Japanese Sogetsu Ikebana
Japanese Sogetsu Ikebana
Date: 9/16/2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bee & Pollination Center

Explore the meditative, artistic Sogetsu School style of ikebana floral design as you create your own design to take home and enjoy.

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Garden Fun Stops: The Healing Power of Trees
Garden Fun Stops: The Healing Power of Trees
Date: 9/16/2017
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Morgan Terrace

Use Nature Based Therapeutics-inspired tips on maximizing the rejuvenating power of trees to help you feel your best.

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Lunch with a Chef: Astonishing Apples!
Lunch with a Chef: Astonishing Apples!
Date: 9/16/2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Celebrate the apple harvest at this delightful lunch featuring exquisite dishes you can make with this crisp, crunchy, healthy and delicious local fruit. Learn about apply history, Minnesota varieties and nutrition as well.

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Let
Let's Talk Plants Q&A
Date: 9/16/2017 - 9/17/2017
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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Plant Maker
Plant Maker's Studio: Artist-tree
Date: 9/16/2017 - 9/17/2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Learn to create colorful, non-toxic, natural dyes from trees and flowers. Mix and play with plant pigments as you dip and dye fiber.

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Garden Fun Stops: Pollinator Watcher
Garden Fun Stops: Pollinator Watcher
Date: 9/16/2017 - 9/17/2017
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Bee & Pollinator Center

Observe pollinators, help determine which plants are their feeding favorites and collect ideas for pollinators in your yard.

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Guided Walking Tours
Guided Walking Tours
Date: 9/16/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Visit different gardens at their glorious peak bloom to pick up gardening ideas and help you reconnect with nature's serene beauty.

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Private Tram + Presentation: The World within a Patch of Goldenrods
Private Tram + Presentation: The World within a Patch of Goldenrods
Date: 9/16/2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

An absorbing introduction to the complex and dramatic insect world that exists because of a flowering patch of goldenrods.

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The Power of an Image: Two Photographic Perspectives of North American Wild Bees
The Power of an Image: Two Photographic Perspectives of North American Wild Bees
Date: 9/16/2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bee & Pollination Discovery Center

Join two renowned photographers to discuss capturing portraits of these beautiful insects. Learn creative photography set-ups, approaches and other tricks of the trade, and be inspired by a collection of their favorite images.

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