• Let's Talk Plants

    This brand-new program offered by the Arboretum Education Department beginning April 4 features a Welcome Station, Q&A desk, garden demos and Plant-Maker 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). Free weekend visitor circulators (May 17 until late October), 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

    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

    Arboretum Restaurant, 2nd fl., Oswald Visitor Center. Lunch entres, sandwiches, soups, salads; fresh bakery. Locally grown organics and produce.  Sunday Suppers (3rd Sundays in Oct.-April), for family and friends, $17.99 per person/free for ages 8 and younger; plus Saturday and Sunday breakfasts in winter; 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.