• WEEKEND FAMILY FUN

    Stop by the Learning Center on Weekends between Noon and 4 p.m. for drop-in free family activities. Plant seeds, explore the greenhouse, cook a garden-fresh bite to eat and look at plants with a microscope with your family at your own pace. Celebrate the changing seasons with new activities each month.

  • General Information

    Make the Arboretum your place to experience nature and what's happening outdoors this season with family and friends. Stop in the Oswald Visitor Center for garden map and brochures, latest nature notes, class schedules, member info, special events and exhibits. Purchase tram tickets at Info Desk during business hours. Free weekend visitor circulators (until Oct. 31), free guided walking tours (June-Oct.) and advice from Master Gardeners every weekend. Gift Store and Restaurant open daily. Call 952-443-1400 for pre-recorded message.

     

  • Walks & Tours

    We offer numerous options for visitors to learn about the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum from knowledgeable guides and naturalists while experiencing the beauty of the gardens and collections. Public tours can be done on foot or by riding the Trumpet Creeper Tram. Groups of 15 or more can request special tour packages. Or you can enroll in a "class on the move" to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the seasonal changes in this unique setting.

     

  • Two art gallerys, library exhibit area

    Two gallerys showcase Minnesota and national artists, with seasonal displays of nature-inspired artistry. The Reedy Gallery in the Oswald Visitor Center features a diverse collection of watercolors, oils and acrylics, with Wilcock Gallery of Excelsior as curator. The Restaurant Gallery, 2nd floor, features the annual juried show by the Arboretum Photographers Society and mixed media exhibits. Sales are through the Gift Store, with a portion of proceeds to Arboretum.  The Andersen Horticultural Library presents various botanical arts displays throughout the year.

     

     

  • Shop Local

    Make the Gift Store a stop at your next visit. Support local artists and vendors in a wide selection of garden and nature-related merchandise, local honey, gardening and landscaping books and one-of-a-kind items, such as art and photography from Arboretum galleries.

    Visit the AppleHouse in late summer/early fall for 50+ varieties of apples (home of the Honeycrisp!), occasional store home decor (in season)-- located a mile west of the Arboretum.

     

  • Dine

    Relax in the Arboretum Restaurant, 2nd floor of the Oswald Visitor Center. Lunch specialties include featured entre, homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, and fresh bakery items. Locally grown organics and produce from the Arboretum's gardens. Fine dining at gourmet and themed dinners create special memories with family and friends..Sunday brunches all winter long, themed brunches for holidays, plus share a traditional teatime with family and friends, complete with pastries and delectables.

     

  • Andersen Horticultural Library

    A reading and reference library specializing in horticulture, plant sciences, and natural history. Its rich collections serve not only as an educational resource for researchers, but are open to anyone interested in plants, gardening, botanical art, landscape design, garden history, floral design, and the natural history of Minnesota.