StoryTime in the LibraryDate: Every ThursdayTime: 10:30-11 a.m.Location: Andersen Horticultural Library
Journey through the Water's Edge with 15 artists from Spectrum ArtWorks. Explore flora and fauna through a variety of mediums as each artist guides you into this liminal space.
Door County artist Robert Anderson designed ingenious metal frames to hold kaleidoscopes focused on container gardens scattered throughout the terraces and inside the Visitor Center. The intricate prisms create dramatic, ever-changing flourishes of color and shapes.
Each year, the Arboretum's Auxiliary crafts a show-stopping quilt that is displayed in the Great Hall. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets at $2 each for a chance to own one of these stunning creations.
Start out your day at the Arb with a delicious hot breakfast.
One of the most popular plant sales in the Twin Cities, featuring hard-to-find varieties and U of M introductions.
Immerse yourself in the second wave of spring wildflowers! Catch the sights and sounds of early warblers, thrushes and other spring birds and learn about their nesting and mating habits.
Throughout the summer we will dig, plant, weed, water, harvest, investigate, taste-test, explore, participate in scientific discovery, learn the value of teamwork, and marvel at what we create!
The U of M Bee Squad will teach you to properly divide a hive to increase your population and honey production. You'll review honey bee biology and how it relates to spring management needs, then visit the Apiary to evaluate and divide a spring colony.
Photography mighty raptors in a controlled, safe and natural setting, and receive tips and techniques to help you capture stunning images of these magnificent creatures. Learn to control the camera for wow-worthy images from distances of 5-20 feet away as well as longer distances in the field.
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.
Discover new containers and planting ideas to grow tomatoes at home. Get ideas for supporing heavy plants. Put together a worm casting compost tea bag to feed your tomatoes and encourage a bumper crop.
Informative 60-minute tours will visit different gardens at their glorious peak bloom to help you pick up gardening ideas and reconnect with nature's serene beauty.
This summer's crop of Seed Sowers will tend our living garden laboratory, investigate plant science, and make garden-fresh snacks. A hands-on adventure in the garden, from seed sprouting, photosynthesis, and pollination, to mixing, measuring and baking in the kitchen.
Includes May 13, June 24 and Aug. 19. Join fellow gardeners to learn and grow through a season together! Your instructor will guide you from planning your garden to meals on the table. Each session will focus on the next step in the journey.