Auxiliary Garden Tours 2017Auxiliary Summer Garden Tours

The 2018 Auxiliary Private Garden Tours marks the 34th anniversary of the premiere garden tour in the Twin Cities. The Auxiliary will host their annual Private Garden Tours on Sunday, July 15, Tuesday, July 17 & Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Guests travel on board luxury air-conditioned motor coaches, followed by Sunday brunch or weekday lunch buffet which will be served on the Morgan Terrace outside the Snyder Building.

Once again, the Auxiliary has discovered four lovely gardens that are a source of comfort and fun, both for the owners and those who visit. They include a restored shoreline providing a natural habitat for wildlife and plants, beautiful wooded areas as well as sunny gardens, many water features, a rock garden and a mix of beautiful trees, flowers and hostas, interspersed with herbs, fruits and vegetables.

The tours will take place regardless of the weather. Each tour lasts approximately 3 hours. Please wear comfortable and sensible shoes. All tours are led by knowledgeable guides in luxury air-conditioned motor coaches. Unfortunately, our destination gardens and coaches cannot accommodate those with special needs, including wheelchairs, walkers, etc. Tickets will be sent to only the first name on the registration form. Each guest must show their ticket to board the tour bus and eat lunch. Absolutely no exceptions! No separate admission to the Arboretum is required. Please show your tour ticket at the Gate House. Reservations are limited. Photo by Rosanne Malevich.


2018 online registration will open spring of 2018!

SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2017*
Departure Times

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
Departure Times

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
Departure Times 

Departs Brunch Price    Departs Lunch Price      Departs Lunch Price  
12:00 p.m. $65.00 SOLD OUT!  9:00
12:00 p.m. $55.00 SOLD OUT!   9:00
12:00 p.m. $55.00 SOLD OUT!
12:45 p.m. $65.00 SOLD OUT!
12:45 p.m. $55.00 SOLD OUT!   9:45
12:45 p.m. $55.00 SOLD OUT!
10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. $65.00 10 Seats Left  10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. $55.00 SOLD OUT!   10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. $55.00 SOLD OUT!

* Sunday tours are followed by a champagne brunch

To print out a hard copy of the registration form for mailing, please click here. Tickets will be mailed out 7-10 days after your registration is complete. For question call 612-625-9865.

On Sale Now!

To celebrate the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Arboretum Auxiliary and to support their fundraising efforts, a new cookbook has been published. The cookbook contains over 250 recipes, including some of the favorite recipes from the Arboretum Tea Room. Cookbooks are only $15. To purchase a cookbook now, complete an order form. The cookbook will also be available for purchase at the Auxiliary Holiday Sale Dec. 2-4.

Other Upcoming Auxiliary Events

Knit & Stitch - 2018
Fridays Jan. 5 & 19, Feb. 2 & 16, March 2 & 16, April 13 & 27
Wednesdays, Jan. 10 & 24, Feb. 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18

Spring Plant Sale - 2018
Saturday & Sunday, May 12 & 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Quilt Raffle Fundraiser - 2018
May 12-Sept. 22

Fall Harvest Sale - 2018
Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday Sale - 2018
Friday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.