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Explore the Wonders of the Season at the Arboretum
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a special destination for your group outing. Get to know us - on foot or on our Trumpet Creeper open-air tram.

  • Guaranteed seating on the Trumpet Creeper Tram tours are available for groups of 15 or more at special times during the week. 
  • Free docent-guided garden highlight tours are offered twice a week (with paid admission). 
  • Customized class experiences are available for groups of 15 or more

Tours and class times are based on availability. Information and links below.  

As of July 2016, large passenger vans and buses 26' in length and under should check in at gatehouse to request permission to use Three-Mile Drive (For safety, larger coach vehicles are not permitted on Three-Mile Drive and should park in designated areas) 

 Trumpet Creeper Tram

Guaranteed Seating Tram Tour ($18 per person)

Enjoy the Arboretum Trumpet Creeper Tram for a narrated one-hour tour of the 1,100+ acres of gardens and woodlands. The tram accommodates 42 people with one wheelchair space. Guaranteed seating for groups must be made at least one week in advance and are only offered on the following days/times from May through mid-October:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays at 12 noon 

NOTE: Tram tickets for other days/times are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Information Desk in the Oswald Visitor Center.
Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to visit in order to receive refund. Request for rescheduling is pending on availability and must be completed two full days prior to visit by calling 612-301-1210. A $5 processing fee will apply. 

Buy Tickets

$18 per person
Includes: Free parking, Arboretum gate fee admission, guaranteed seating on the tram. 
NOTE: Please print receipt to show at gatehouse for admission and at Oswald Visitor Center information desk to pick up tickets. 

walking tour

Walking Garden Tour 

Docent-guided walking tours highlight some of our most popular gardens and plant collections near the Oswald Visitor Center, taking visitors through gardens in peak bloom.
Meeting place: Oswald Visitor Center

These one-hour tours are FREE with admission and take place May through mid-October on the following days: 

  • Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 
  • Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

apple tasting Custom Class or Workshop

Enjoy a uniquely Arboretum experience by signing your group up for a custom class. Choose a seasonal topic and learn from our Arboretum experts. (scheduled based on instructor availability) For groups of 15 or more.

For more information or to make a request, please send group information to:

muffins Catering

Enjoy a morning muffin break, box lunch, or lemonade in the shade with your group in the Tea Room overlooking the gardens.
Check options and pricing

A catering representative is available to help you design a menu reflecting the unique needs of your group. To talk to our catering sales office, please call 612-626-3951.

For additional information or to make a reservation, please call tel: 612-301-1210 or e-mail