Auxiliary Summer Garden Tours

Garden Tours 2015The 2016 Auxiliary Private Garden Tours marks the 32nd anniversary of the premiere garden tour in the Twin Cities. The Auxiliary will host their annual Private Garden Tours on Sunday, July 10, Tuesday, July 12 & Wednesday, July 13, 2016. 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 from vintage fun to formal. Each garden owner has designed retreats that show their cretivity, love and whimsy for others to enjoy. Each garden will have on hand representatives from both the Auxiliary and the homeowners to answer your questions and share their experiences creating their lovely gardens. This is truly the crown jewel of regional garden tours.

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 on 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.

Registration opens May 1, 2016. 

SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016
Arboretum Departure Times

  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
Arboretum Departure Times

  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
Arboretum Departure Times 



Departs Brunch Price Departs Lunch Price Departs Lunch Price
9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. $55 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. $50 8:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. $50
9:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m. $55 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. $50 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. $50
10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. $55 10:15 a.m. 1:15 p.m. $50 10:15 a.m. 1:15 p.m. $50

Sign up online for one of the dates above by clicking on the green Register button (pay by credit card only).


A registration form to return by mail can be downloaded here.

To request a copy of the Garden Tour registration form, call 612-625-9865 or email **$30 is a tax deductible contribution to the Arboretum Auxiliary.**

All proceeds go to support the work of the Arboretum.

Other Upcoming Auxiliary Events

Knit & Stitch - 2016
Wednesday, Jan 13 & 27, Feb. 10 & 24 and March 9 & 23
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Spring Plant Sale - 2016
Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Quilt Raffle Fundraiser - 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2p.m.

Fall Harvest Sale - 2016
Saturday, September 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday Sale - 2016
Friday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.