StoryTime in the LibraryDate: Every ThursdayTime: 10:30-11 a.m.Location: Andersen Horticultural Library
Start out your day at the Arb with a delicious hot breakfast.
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 the plants that nourish and support your favorite Minnesota butterflies. Plant rose milkweed to take home and zoom in with microscopes for a close-up view of butterflies and nectar flowers.
On display in the Cafe Gallery.
Discover origami sculptures in the gallery and in the gardens. A single piece of paper is transformed into various objects by complex folded patterns, which are revealed by deconstructing or unfolding.
Brushwork and pottery created by local artists who have studied and reflected on Japanese culture.
Sample a variety of innovative taco recipes using non-traditional ingredients like dried hibiscus blossoms, roasted asparagus and cherries.
Learn how scientists can determine historic temperatures, rainfall, fire events, and even the health of the ecosystem through tree rings.
Learn to paint the perfect backdrop for your landscapes: skies that are stormy, still, gray or blue, sunrises and sunets, and a variety of cloud formations.
Mighty Mites will learn the value of teamwork and build foundational gardening skills as they tend their gardens and reap their produce.
Photograph spring migrating birds, waterfowl, raptors and game birds. Learn how to set up backyard bird feeders, bird blinds and your camera for fast action photography.
Learn to control your camera for wow-worthy images of mighty raptors from distances of 5-20 feet (in class) as well as longer distances in the field.
Learn to impress foliage, leaving the colors and shapes of the plant material intact on a silk scarf. Plants are bundled and steamed to extract pigment, then washed and ironed to produce your finished product.
Based on seasonal highlights, each tour will visit different gardens at their glorious peak bloom. Pick up gardening ideas and reconnect with nature's serene beauty.
Seed Sowers will explore a wide range of hands-on adventures in the garden and the harvest kitchen.
Discover the historic, botanical and ecological background on various Arboretum trees, and learn about the coring process.