Garden Fun Stops

A

 

The 2018 season of Garden Fun Stops begins again in June 2018!

FREE with Arboretum admission

ALL AGES
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
Hidden Views
ALL AGES

DAYS Tuesdays and Saturdays, June - September 2018
TIME drop-in between 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
LOCATION Morgan Terrace (behind the Snyder Building)
FREE with gate admission

Set your sights on enjoying nature from a different perspective. Practice uncovering hidden plant views with table top activities that will challenge your eyes. Make a take away garden viewer designed to refresh your sense of wonder. When you're ready to explore the gardens, let Arboretum guides help you decide where to go next to enjoy gardens at peak beauty.

Garden Fun Stop
House Hunting for Pollinators
ALL AGES

DAYS Saturdays and Sundays, June - September 2018
TIME drop-in between 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
LOCATION Bee Center
FREE with gate admission

How can you help house-hunting pollinators where you live? It's surprisingly simple, make an inviting hollow stem home-starter to hang up. Find out what bare soil is best for native ground dwelling bees and get ideas for what you can do to make pollinators welcome in your neighborhood. Watch insects in action as you explore the bee and pollinator gardens.

  Garden Fun Stop
Garden Origami Folding Station
ALL AGES

DAYS Saturdays and Sundays, June - September 2018
TIME drop-in between noon - 4 p.m.
LOCATION Learning Center
FREE with gate admission

Fold your own garden themed origami to talk home. What will you create, flower, leaf, acorn, or a bird?
Hands-on origami projects are self-guided and available every weekend June through September in the Arboretum Learning Center.
   


Browse eVersion 
Adult Classes Catalog Spring/Summer 2018

Request a hard copy in the mail
Email your request to leen0014@umn.edu with the subject "Mail Adult Catalog"

Browse eVersion 
Kids Programs Summer 2018

Request a hard copy in the mail
Email your request to leen0014@umn.edu with the subject "Mail Kids Catalog"


Questions?

Arboretum Education Office Hours
          Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
          Sat - Sun, noon - 4 p.m.
Email Arboretum Education at
          arbedu@umn.edu
Call Arboretum Education at
          612-301-1210


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.


Cancellation Policy

Prior to registering, please review the cancellation policy


Waitlist

The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the green "waitlist" button and complete the steps, or call 612-301-1210. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional class sessions may be added. 


Share your feedback

Your opinions are important!
The Arboretum strives to create classes that are relevant, useful and provide value. Use this form to share anonymous feedback about educational programming with the Arboretum Education Team.


Email Subscriptions

Subscribe here to opt-in to your choice of Arboretum Education email alerts. You'll only receive emails on the topics you select, so you can keep your inbox interesting and relevant to you! (Every email contains easy instructions for opting out at any time.)


Program Quick Links

FREE & LOW COST
          PlantMaker Studio
          NaturePlay for Wee Ones begins June 2018
         
Garden Fun Stops begins June 2018
         
1-Hour Tram begins April 28, 2018
          Guided Walking Tours
begins May 3, 2018
         
StoryTime
          Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

YOUTH & FAMILIES
Youth+Adult Programs
          Ages 0-5 with adult
          Ages 3-5 with adult
          Ages 7-12 with adult
Summer Youth Programs
          Ages 5-13 Weekly Children's Garden
          Ages 5-7 Day Camps
          Ages 7-11 Day Camps
          Ages 7-11 Day Camps *Fridays*
          Ages 5-10 Groups/Summer Field Trips
          Ages 12-15 Counselor-In-Training    

ADULTS
Gardening & Horticulture Classes
          Gardening - General
          Edible Garden Year
          Landscaping & Design
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting         
          Fungi & Mushrooms
         
Trees
          Botanical/Floral Design
          Master Gardener Regional Conference
Pollinators
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting
          Beekeeping
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
          Drawing
          Painting
          Sculpting & Sculpture
          Crafts
          Jewelry & Wearable Art
          Mixed Media
          Fiber Arts
          Botanical/Floral Design
         
Willow Furniture
          Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
          Photography
Food & Wine Classes
          Dine with a Chef
          Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen
          Wine
          Herbs
Health & Home

          Natural Soap & Beauty
          Healthy Living
          Herbs
          
Shinrin-yoku
          Book Club
          Botanical/Floral Design
          Willow Furniture
Nature Appreciation
          Birds
          Trees

          Naturalist-Guided Walks
          1-Hour Tram
          Shinrin-yoku
Nature-Based Therapeutics
          Animal-Assisted Interventions Trainings
          
Shinrin-yoku


 

Education Staff Bios
Click here to see brief profiles of Arboretum Education staff members.