Garden Fun Stops



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

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
Hidden Views

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

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

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

DAYS Saturdays and Sundays
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.

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Adult Classes Catalog Spring/Summer 2018

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Kids Programs Summer 2018

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Arboretum Education Office Hours
          Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
          Sat - Sun, noon - 4 p.m.
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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


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. 

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Program Quick Links

           PlantMaker Studio
         Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

Youth+Adult Programs
          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 Program     

Gardening & Horticulture Classes
          FEATURED Get Growing Workshops
          Gardening - General
          Edible Garden Year
          Landscaping & Design
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting         
          Fungi & Mushrooms
          Botanical/Floral Design
          Schoolyard Gardens Conference
          Master Gardener Regional Conference
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
          Sculpting & Sculpture
          Jewelry & Wearable Art
          Mixed Media
          Fiber Arts & Embroidery
          Botanical/Floral Design
Willow Furniture
          Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
Food & Wine Classes
          Dine with a Chef
          Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen
Health & Home

          Natural Soap & Beauty
          Healthy Living
          Book Club
          Botanical/Floral Design
          Willow Furniture
Nature Appreciation
          Naturalist-Guided Walks
Nature-Based Therapeutics
          Animal-Assisted Interventions Trainings


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