young children gathered around table for StoryTime

StoryTime in the Library
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10:30-11 a.m.
Location: Andersen Horticultural Library

Stories for the young and young-at-heart. Geared toward
toddlers and preschoolers.

EVENT CALENDAR

Weekend Brunch
Weekend Brunch
Date: 6/2/2018 - 12/29/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Arboretum Cafe

Start out your day at the Arb with a delicious hot breakfast.

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Yard and Garden Desk Q&A
Yard and Garden Desk Q&A
Date: 6/2/2018 - 12/29/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Stop by the Master Gardener desk in the Visitor Center to pose gardening questions to our volunteers, get information on sustainable practices and find out what areas are at their peak of bloom and beauty.

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Weekend Brunch
Weekend Brunch
Date: 6/3/2018 - 12/30/2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Arboretum Cafe

Start out your day at the Arb with a delicious hot breakfast.

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Yard and Garden Desk Q&A
Yard and Garden Desk Q&A
Date: 6/3/2018 - 12/30/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Stop by the Master Gardener desk in the Visitor Center to pose gardening questions to our volunteers, get information on sustainable practices and find out what areas are at their peak of bloom and beauty.

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Arboretum Open Art Studio
Arboretum Open Art Studio
Date: 9/4/2018 - 11/20/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Snyder Building Tea Room

Enjoy a beautiful and inspiring space to practice your art in the welcoming community of other artists.

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Paint in Place: Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Paint the Arb
Paint in Place: Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Paint the Arb
Date: 10/3/2018 - 1/3/2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Cafe Gallery

The Outdoor Painters of Minnesota (OPM) have come together to paint the exquisite ever-changing beauty of the Arboretum in various seasons. The mission of the OPM is to encourage and promote painting directly from nature.

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Creating a Home Landscape You Can Love and Enjoy
Creating a Home Landscape You Can Love and Enjoy
Date: 10/6/2018 - 11/10/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Learn the principles of landscape design, analyze soils, investigate proper plant selection and more. Develop a functional, manageable, environmentally sound, cost-effective, and visually pleasing design unique to your home setting.

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PlantMaker Studio: Sweetgrass Braids
PlantMaker Studio: Sweetgrass Braids
Date: 10/6/2018 - 11/24/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Learn how to grow this vanilla-scented grass and find out its significance to native people. Create a sweet-smelling braid or bundle to take home.

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PlantMaker Studio: Sweetgrass Braids
PlantMaker Studio: Sweetgrass Braids
Date: 10/7/2018 - 11/25/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Learn how to grow this vanilla-scented grass and find out its significance to native people. Create a sweet-smelling braid or bundle to take home.

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Inspired by Nature: Botanical Art at the Arboretum
Inspired by Nature: Botanical Art at the Arboretum
Date: 10/26/2018 - 12/26/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Reedy Gallery

"Inspired by Nature" highlights approximately 70 works that not only include flowers, but also fruits, vegetables, trees, fungi and other "flora". Opens at 10 a.m. on Sundays

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Walks with Alan: Explore Late Fall Color
Walks with Alan: Explore Late Fall Color
Date: 11/1/2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Dahlia Parking Lot

 

Explore late fall color in the elm, willow, larch and winterberry collections. From the bright yellow needles of the larch to the red berries of the winterberry, you’ll enjoy a glimpse of color before the snow sets in.

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Dinner with a Chef: Celebrating the Abruzzo Region of Italy
Dinner with a Chef: Celebrating the Abruzzo Region of Italy
Date: 11/1/2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Learning Center

Embark on an edible journey through the region, paired with wine.

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The Power of Balance: Stone Sculptures for your Garden
The Power of Balance: Stone Sculptures for your Garden
Date: 11/3/2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Learn simple techniques using shape, weights, and friction to create impossible-looking balances using ordinary stones.

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Botanical Art Workshop: Mixing and Painting Nature
Botanical Art Workshop: Mixing and Painting Nature's Variations of Green
Date: 11/3/2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Bee & Pollinator Center

Learn to mix beautiful, realistic botanical greens to ensure a successful botanical artwork. Presented in conjunction with the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA).

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Felted Luminarias
Felted Luminarias
Date: 11/3/2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Bee & Pollinator Center

Learn traditional wet felting techniques using wool and soapy water to create luminarias to accent your mantle, dinner table, or any spot that needs a little soft illumination.

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Fall About Dogs and Doggy Dash Walks
Fall About Dogs and Doggy Dash Walks
Date: 11/4/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Arboretum Grounds

Enjoy a beautiful fall day at the Arboretum with man's best friend! Fall About Dogs: 5K and Doggy Dash: 1K.

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Yoga in the Gardens-Indoors
Yoga in the Gardens-Indoors
Date: 11/4/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Snyder Building Fireplace Room

Enjoy your practice in the beauty of the arboretum. Class taught by YogaFit.

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How to Pair Food and Wine
How to Pair Food and Wine
Date: 11/8/2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Learning Center

Learn to make pairings of wine and hors d'oeuvres that leave your guests wowed.

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Botanical Art Workshop: Dry-Brush Botanical Painting Technique with Wendy Brockman
Botanical Art Workshop: Dry-Brush Botanical Painting Technique with Wendy Brockman
Date: 11/10/2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Bee & Pollinator Center

Learn to build color and texture in your botanical paintings using layers of dry brush watercolor. Presented in conjunction with the American Society of Botanical Artists.

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Walks with Matt: Ready for Winter?
Walks with Matt: Ready for Winter?
Date: 11/10/2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Snyder Building

Uncover the mystery and beauty of the ways that plants, animals, and insects adjust and prepare for the oncoming cold.

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Pop-Up Painters - Indoors
Pop-Up Painters - Indoors
Date: 11/10/2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Visitors engage in a "speed dating" format with the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota artists, moving between artists in 10 minute intervals. Then join arts tours of their exhibition in the Cafe Gallery.

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Botanical Latin
Botanical Latin
Date: 11/10/2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Snyder Building

Learn why Latin names are used for plant identification along with some of their common elements. Make the foreign familiar with a basic Latin vocabulary that will translate to the similarly pesky names of any living creature.

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Collage Using Watercolor, Acrylic and Found Materials
Collage Using Watercolor, Acrylic and Found Materials
Date: 11/14/2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Use seed catalogs and gardening magazines to create four small multimedia collage pieces with the feel of the Arboretum.

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Books in the Garden: Nature and Native Americans
Books in the Garden: Nature and Native Americans
Date: 11/14/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Join other literature aficionados for thoughtful discourse of Native American writers who have much to teach us about the sacred qualities found in nature.

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Gifts from the Hive: Winter Skincare Products
Gifts from the Hive: Winter Skincare Products
Date: 11/15/2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bee & Pollinator Center

Create a trio of hive-based skincare products: beeswax lip balm, salve and molded bar lotion.

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Seasonal Evergreen Make-and-Take: Natural Winter Container
Seasonal Evergreen Make-and-Take: Natural Winter Container
Date: 11/17/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Bee & Pollinator Center

Make your own spruce top pot to festoon your porch or deck, adding unique botanical touches such as dogwood, willow, cones and berries.

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Saturday in the Kitchen: Galettes - Savory and Sweet
Saturday in the Kitchen: Galettes - Savory and Sweet
Date: 11/17/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Learning Center

Learn the basics of sweet or savory galette creation. This free-form tart is less fussy than a classic French tart and has a guest-pleasing, rustic charm.

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Making Finnish Glass Ice Lanterns
Making Finnish Glass Ice Lanterns
Date: 11/17/2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Learning Center

Learn "how-to" tips for making these elegant mini-towers of artful ice which can be displayed outdoors or indoors. Just add water to make your lanterns at home.

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Seasonal Evergreen Make-and-Take: Winter Wonders Wreath
Seasonal Evergreen Make-and-Take: Winter Wonders Wreath
Date: 11/17/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Bee & Pollinator Center

Create a full, botanically diverse wreath on a wire frame, adding unique botanical touches such as cones, pods, fruit, and perhaps even citrus.

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Seasonal Evergreen Make-and-Take: Six-Foot Decorative Garland
Seasonal Evergreen Make-and-Take: Six-Foot Decorative Garland
Date: 11/17/2018
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Bee & Pollinator Center

Add a welcoming touch to your doorway, mantle, or stairway with an evergreen garland trimmed with botanicals.

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Lightroom 101
Lightroom 101
Date: 11/18/2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bee & Pollinator Center

Learn techniques for organizing and sorting your digital photos, editing your images with lens and camera corrections, and better composition with the toolbar crop and level functions.

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Yoga in the Gardens-Indoors
Yoga in the Gardens-Indoors
Date: 11/18/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Snyder Building Fireplace Room

Enjoy your practice in the beauty of the arboretum. Class taught by Yoga Bella.

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Lightroom 201
Lightroom 201
Date: 11/18/2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Bee & Pollinator Center

Learn to use the photo merge function, correct distortion issues, use the graduated filter and brush tools, and more.

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Yoga in the Gardens-Indoors
Yoga in the Gardens-Indoors
Date: 11/19/2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Snyder Building Fireplace Room

Enjoy your practice in the beauty of the arboretum. Class taught by Green Lotus Yoga.

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Homeschool Day: Minnesota Harvest - Healthy Eating from and for the Earth
Homeschool Day: Minnesota Harvest - Healthy Eating from and for the Earth
Date: 11/19/2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Learning Center

Explore local food, cultures, traditions, and scientific advances that contribute to the Minnesota Harvest. Practice food label and map reading skills. Learn about the recent scientific advances that allow apple trees to be grown in Minnesota. Grades 3-6.

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Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day
Date: 11/22/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Arboretum Grounds

Arboretum is closed.

Making Spirits Bright
Making Spirits Bright
Date: 11/23/2018 - 1/6/2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Arboretum Grounds

Holiday lights display outdoors plus Great Hall of Trees indoors including poinsettia tree.

 

Double Discount Days in Gift Shop
Double Discount Days in Gift Shop
Date: 11/23/2018 - 12/2/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Members take an additional 10% off puarchases (total discount 20%).

 

Holiday Music: The Silverwinds
Holiday Music: The Silverwinds
Date: 11/25/2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

The Silverwinds Flutes was formed in 2004 by members of the Westwind Concert Band. Performance venues over the years have included community gatherings, private functions and special events.

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Gifts from the Hive: Beeswax Candles
Gifts from the Hive: Beeswax Candles
Date: 11/29/2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bee & Pollinator Center

Create a trio of beeswax candles while learning some background on honey bees and beeswax. Include natural scents and embedded natural materials. Recipes and resources provided for home crafting.

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Walks with Alan: Winter Beauty in the Spruce and Birch Collections
Walks with Alan: Winter Beauty in the Spruce and Birch Collections
Date: 11/29/2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Dahlia Parking Lot

Spruce and birch are some of the most commonly planted trees and shrubs. Alan will introduce you to some favorites that are particularly striking in the winter landscape.

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Holiday Teas
Holiday Teas
Date: 11/29/2018 - 12/13/2018
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Snyder Building

Create a holiday tradition and enjoy a four-course menu in the beautifully-decorated Tea Room.

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Great Hall Tree Lighting
Great Hall Tree Lighting
Date: 11/29/2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Start the Winter season with the lighting of the tree at the Arboretum.

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Arboretum Auxiliary Holiday Sale
Arboretum Auxiliary Holiday Sale
Date: 11/30/2018 - 12/2/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Snyder Auditorium

Shoppers will find floral crafts, fiber arts, wood crafts, and paper arts -- all of which make perfect gifts! (Sunday: 11-3)

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Holiday Teas
Holiday Teas
Date: 11/30/2018 - 12/14/2018
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Snyder Building

Create a holiday tradition and enjoy a four-course menu in the beautifully-decorated Tea Room.

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