• Let's Talk Plants

    This program offered by Arboretum Education will begin again on May 1, 2016, and will feature a Welcome Station, Q&A desk, garden demos and PlantMaker Studio.

  • 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 (effective July 8, 2014, tram tickets are $5). Visitor shuttles from early May-late Oct. offer step-on, step-off service to explore the heart of the Arboretum. Advice from Master Gardeners every weekend. Gift Store and Cafe open daily. Call 952-443-1400 for pre-recorded message.

    Starting in April, 2016 and through Oct., enjoy FREE admission on the 3rd Monday of each month, from noon - 6 p.m.

    The 3rd Thursdays free admission program is now discontinued.

  • 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.


  • Minnesota Artists' Exhibits

    The nature-inspired artistry of Minnesota artists are showcased in natural settings. Reedy Gallery in the Oswald Visitor Center features watercolors, oils and acrylics. Cafe Gallery features the annual juried show by the Arboretum Photographers Society to prints and paintings, and mixed media. Sales are through the Gift Store. A portion of proceeds benefit the Arboretum.  For info on upcoming openings, Meet the Artist and gallery events, contact curator Wendy DePaolis at depao008@umn.edu. Photo by Dave Poplau.



  • Shop Local

    Stop in the Gift Store and support local vendors and artists. Beautiful botanic jewelry, garden and home decor, gardening and cookbooks, children's books, art prints and cards, painting and photography from Arboretum galleries. More to browse plus members receive 10% discount with a current membership card. http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/giftstore.aspx

  • Dine at Arboretum Cafe

    Located in Oswald Visitor Center, second floor. Lunch entres, sandwiches, soups, salads; fresh bakery. Locally grown organics and produce. Summer grill specialties.  Sunday Suppers (3rd Sundays in Oct.-May, July-Sept.), for family and friends, $19.99 per person/free for ages 8 and younger; plus Saturday and Sunday breakfasts year-round; springtime special brunches (Sugarbush Pancake, Easter and Mother's Day), special events including Saturday Night Steakhouse, Breakfast with Santa, Father's Day BBQ (check website home page for details), traditional and holiday teas.  


  • 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.