Garden Fun Stops



The 2017 season of Garden Fun Stops has ended.

Please check back for more fun next year!

FREE with Arboretum admission

Meet and interact with the friendly Arboretum team to deepen your experience!
Learn more about our connections with the living world and each other.
We look forward to meeting you!


Garden Fun Stop
The Healing Power of Trees


DAYS Tuesdays and Saturdays
TIME drop-in between 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
LOCATION Morgan Terrace (behind the Snyder Building)
FREE with gate admission

Depending on the season, we'll recommend favorite Arboretum spots to spend some time with the trees. Get Nature-Based Therapeutics-inspired tips on maximizing their rejuvenating power to help you feel your best. Print a muslin strip with tree imagery to take home as a memento of your visit.

photo: Barb Lindgren

Garden Fun Stop
Pollinator Watcher


DAYS Saturdays and Sundays
TIME drop-in between 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
FREE with gate admission

Join the Arboretum and Extension Master Gardener greeters to observe pollinators and help determine which plants they pick as their feeding favorites each week this summer. Build a bee stem nest and collect ideas to add nourishing flowers for pollinators to your own yard.


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Adult Classes Catalog Fall-Winter 2017-2018

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           PlantMaker Studio
          Garden Fun Stops
          Nature Play for Wee Ones
          Tram Tours & Docent-Guided Walks
          Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

Youth+Adult Programs
          Ages 3-5 with adult
          Ages 7-12 with adult
Summer Youth Programs
          Registration Opens Jan 2018!        

Gardening & Horticulture Classes
          Gardening - General
          Edible Garden Year
          Landscaping & Design
          Science of Plant Propagation
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting         
          Pruning Essentials
          Floral Design
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting
          Pollinator Summit 2017
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
          Sculpting & Sculpture
          Jewelry & Wearable Art
          Mixed Media
          Fiber Arts & Embroidery
          Floral Design
          Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
          Digital Editing & Organization
Food & Wine Classes
          Dine with a Chef
          Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen
          Wine: Making, Tasting & Appreciation
Healthy Living through Nature
          Healthy Living
Nature Appreciation
          Naturalist-Guided Walks
Nature-Based Therapeutics
          NBT Classes, Programs, Events
Book Club
          Book Club


To Register for Class
To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone. 

Member Perk!
Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

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Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.

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