Gardens and Collections
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum features 1,137 acres of beautiful public gardens designed to inspire ideas for visitors' own backyards.  With 32 display and specialty gardens, 48 plant collections and more than 5,000 plant species and varieties, the Arboretum has become one of the premier horticultural field laboratories and public display areas in the country.  From its interactive displays of Minnesota's natural environment to the scores of plant labels designed to allow visitors to replicate favorite gardens at home, the Arboretum is a kinetic wellspring of education, research and inspiration.

Plant Conservation News

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum was granted full status into the Center for Plant Conservation and as a
public or private garden representing the Upper Midwest. Ed Schneider, Arboretum Director, will head this upper
midwest research and conservation eff ort at the Arboretum. Founded in 1984, the network of 37 leading botanic institutions work to conserve and restore the imperiled native plants of the United States to secure them from extinction.

 

Gardens & Collections

Display and Specialty Gardens

Annual Garden
Dahlia Trial Garden
Daylily and Chrysanthemum Walk
Dwarf Conifer Collection and 
Waterfall Garden

Fern Walk

Garden for Wildlife

Green Roof

Hedge Collection
Home Demonstration Gardens
Hosta Glade
Iris Garden
Japanese Garden
Lilac Collection and 
Blackman Garden
Lily and Dahlia Collection
Maze Garden
Ornamental Grass Collection
Peony Walk
Perennial Garden
Rain Gardens
Rose Gardens
Sensory Garden
Shade Tree Exhibit

Spiegel Entrance Garden
Terrace Garden

Woodland-Azalea Garden

Visitor Center
Dahlberg Welcoming Terrace
Keating Terrace
Newton Dining Terrace
Sweatt Entry Terrace
Wall Teaching Garden
Wright Terrace Gardens
Wildflower Garden

Native Areas
The Prairie
Spring Peeper Meadow
The Bog Area

Shrubs
Azalea Collection
Bailey Shrub Walk
Hydrangea Collection
Lilac Collection
Miscellaneous Shrub Collection
Pea Shrub Collection
Potentilla Collection
Rhododendron Garden
Spirea Collection
Viburnum Collection
Weigela Collection

Trees
Arborvitae Collection
Ash Collection
Birch Collection
Buckeye Collection
Corktree Collection
Crabapple Collection
Elm Collection
Hawthorn Collection
Larch Collection
Linden Collection
Locust Collection
Maackia
Magnolia Collection
Maple Collection
Nut Collection
Oak Collection
Pine Collection
Poplar Collection
Prunus Collection
Small Tree Collection
Serviceberry Collection
Spruce Collection
Weeping Tree Collection
Willow Collection