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, August 3, and will feature Professor Jean Larson, manager of the Nature-Based Therapeutics Program at the Arboretum. Dr. Larson will speak on the way plants, animals and natural landscapes bring about measurable outcomes in human health and well-being. Business meeting at 10 a.m.; luncheon at 11:30 a.m. followed by Dr. Larson's presentation, "Nature Heals". Reservations due by Monday, July 25, 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

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.

Spring Plant Sale - 2017
Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.