Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 26) 2013!

It's time to celebrate plants and all they do for the planet! On Earth Day, visit a new website featuring the 10 Plants that Changed Minnesota ( For kiddies, a Youth Challenge (up to 18 years of age) offers prizes for winning game, video or online activity ideas that promote the top 1o plants. Also for Earth Day: free admission all day to bicyclists and a StoryTime in the Visitor Center balcony at 10:30 a.m.

Arbor Day features the 125th anniversary celebration of the U of M Dept. of Horticulture Science. View special displays and attend horticulture presentations-all in the Snyder Building. Free with gate admission. Then try your tree smarts in the Tree Trivia contest online (the day of) or in the Visitor Center and be entered into a drawing to win a tree from the Horticultural Research Center!

Arbor Day poster - Plant Trees!