For Immediate Release Media Contact: Barb DeGroot, 952-443-1459
Chanhassen, MN (Feb. 2, 2012) - Mark your calendar for these fun February offerings at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen:
Ladies Evening Escape: Looking for a mid-winter getaway that doesn't require packing a suitcase? Join us at the Arboretum for the Ladies' Evening Escape on Friday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $10 per person (includes gate fee).
Take time from your busy everyday routine and experience the Arboretum in a whole new way! The evening lineup includes live acoustic pop and jazz performed by the BZ Girls (Carol Zimmerman and Tara Brueske); three fashion shows (styles from Coldwater Creek and more), displays/booths featuring more than 25 local jewelry stylists, home decor vendors, artisans and more. Plus wine and appetizers for purchase. The Arboretum Gift Store will be open, offering a 10 percent discount on all purchases. Register at www.arboretum.umn.edu/ladiesevening.aspx , call 952-443-1422 or just pay at the door. (Guys welcome too!)
Tiny Treasures: Fairies & Gnomes Exhibit: They walk among us - hiding under leaves, flying through treetops, waving wands and sprinkling magic on the morning dew. Check out the Arboretum's "Tiny Treasures: Fairies & Gnomes," a display of fairy gardens, running now through March 4 in the Oswald Visitor Center. Presented by Tonkadale Greenhouse, "Tiny Treasures" encompasses several tiny garden scenes filled with fairies, sprites and gnomes, miniature plants, doll-size furnishings and small cottages. Accenting these arrangements are lush live orchids and other tropical plants. Bring the kids for fairytale readings at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays during the exhibit run. Free with Arboretum gate admission ($9 adults; free for ages 15 & younger).
All About Weddings Fair. If you need some advice about planning a wedding, don't miss the All About Weddings Fair at the Arboretum's MacMillan Auditorium on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn about the latest trends, garner decorating and catering tips and more. Browse among vendor displays featuring florists, musicians, liquor service, photographers and wedding coordinators. (Advance preview entry: noon-1 p.m. for those who have booked 2012 weddings at the Arboretum.) Ask about contributing to the Arboretum's wedding garden in honor of the bride and groom. Fee: $5 members/ $10 non-members. Register at http://www.arboretum.umn.edu.
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, comprising 1,137acres, is located in Chanhassen, Minn., on State Hwy 5, nine miles west of the intersection with I-494. The largest public garden in the Upper Midwest, the Arboretum is part of the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science. Open 363 days a year, admission is $9 adults; free for members and ages 15 & under.