Guided Walking Tours

Guided Walking ToursCost: $3 per person

Time and length of walking tours can be customized to meet the needs of your group

Docent-guided walking tours give your group a close-up view of the most popular gardens and plant collections near the Oswald Visitor Center, including dwarf conifers, roses, perennials and whatever other plants are currently in bloom.

Please call 612-301-7600 or email arb-reservations@lists.umn.edu for more information.


Celebrations: Birthdays, Family Reunions, Graduations, Anniversary Parties and More!

Conveniently located in the Southwest metro area, with a wide range of accommodations for groups up to 375 people at competitive prices. Event spaces are available between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. during the winter months, and between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the summer. Special arrangements may be made for rentals during before and/or after-hours operation. In addition, admission to the Arboretum is included for all of your guests.

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Facility Tours

Private facility tours may be scheduled Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. custom to fit your needs. Please call in advance to schedule a tour time.

Please call Carissa Pfarr, Wedding and Private Events Manager at 612-301-7596  or email pfarr016@umn.edu.

Arboretum Catering

Arboretum Catering offers a delicious variety of food and beverage selections, with many menu items locally sourced.

See the Arboretum Event Catering Guide for more information on full-service catering.

See the Fall 2017 Limited Time Global Street Eats Menu.