About the Auxiliary

Thank you for supporting the Arboretum with your Auxiliary membership.

The Auxiliary is a group of Arboretum enthusiasts who volunteer time and talent to support the work of the Arboretum.  Volunteer and educational opportunities exist on many levels for our members.  The Auxiliary presents fundraising events which include:  Spring Plant Sale (in May), Summer Garden Tours (in July), Fall Harvest Sale and Quilt Raffle (in September), and Holiday Sale (in December).

The Auxiliary holds quarterly meetings followed by luncheons with educational speakers.  Workshops and informal get togethers during the year provide educational and enrichment opportunities for our members. We have a Board of Directors and produce a quarterly newsletter. The Auxiliary welcomes all members.

The Auxiliary's quarterly meeting and luncheon is planned for Wednesday, May 11, and will feature Don Engrebretson,  better known as The Renegade Gardener. Don preaches that the joy of gardening comes from experimentation, and that a passion for gardening comes only from failing, laughing, succeeding, and learning. Business meeting at 10 a.m.; luncheon at 11:30 a.m. followed by Mr. Engebretson's presentation. Reservations due by May 2, 2016. Make $12.00 checks payable to Arboretum Auxiliary, send to Lani Peck, 6655 Walnut Dr., Minnetrista, MN 55364.

To join the Auxiliary, you can join online, download the registration form or call 612-625-9865 or email arbaux@umn.edu to leave your name and telephone number for information about becoming an Auxiliary member.


Upcoming Auxiliary Events

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

Summer Garden Tours - 2016
Sunday, July 10, Tuesday, July 12 & Wednesday, July 13

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.

Knit & Stitch - 2017
Wednesdays January-March, dates TBD
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.