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

FREE PlantMaker Studio
Date: 4/13/2019 - 4/11/2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Saturdays and Sundays, FREE with gate admission, Drop-in anytime between noon - 4:00 p.m.

The Plant-Maker Studio offers "make a plant" experiences for all ages. Our technology-loaded lives can leave anyone eager to dig into nature and get their hands on plants.


Free Guided Walking Tours
Date: 5/4/2019 - 10/12/2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Oswald Center

Saturdays, May 2 through Oct. 12, 2019

One Hour


Special Access: Minnesota Native Orchids
Date: 6/1/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Oswald Center

David Remucal, curator of endangered plants and the Native Orchid Conservation Program at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The lady’s slipper is not Minnesota's only orchid- far from it! Our 48 orchid species can be found in forest, wetland and prairies, and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flower colors.

 

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Botanical Watercolors with Wendy Brockman
Date: 6/1/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

Wendy Brockman, Award-winning botanical painter, professional nature artist and long time instructor

Level
Intermediate to advanced
Supplies
Bring-Your-Own; also bring a completed drawing on hot press watercolor paper (5” x 7” or smaller) and your plant specimen.

 

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Nature PlayTime for Wee Ones
Date: 6/1/2019 - 8/31/2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Green Play Yard, located outside the Learning Center

June - July Wee Ones Theme: Surprising Seeds

FREE with Arboretum admission AGES 0 to 5 with an adult

DATES Saturdays, June - September

TIME drop-in between 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Unhurried outside play helps children and adults grow stronger, healthier and happier. Bring your favorite young ones to the Green Play Yard for free, easy activities to do together

Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access
Date: 6/1/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Carlyn Iverson, internationally acclaimed botanical artist and illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications

Level: All levels

Owls, vultures, and eagles, oh my! Experience a unique opportunity to photograph mighty raptors in a controlled, safe and natural setting at the Arboretum. The University of Minnesota Raptor Center will bring an assortment of live birds for your photographing pleasure, and will teach about each one

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Watercolor Birds, Bees & Butterflies on Yupo
Date: 6/1/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Jim Turner, Award Winning watermedia painter and experienced instructor

What is Yupo? A compelling and unique alternative to traditional art papers! It's a synthetic paper, machine-made in the USA of 100% polypropylene. Pigments applied to the sheet retain their true clarity and brilliance with a wonderful “stained glass” color intensity and versatility.

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Eco-Print Scarf - Wear the Arboretum
Date: 6/1/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Jean Manrique, Experienced high end fiber artist and instructor specializing in natural dyes and eco printing

Using a natural hand-dyed silk scarf provided by the instructor, learn how to impress foliage: leaving the colors and shapes of the plant material intact on the scarf.

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Parade of Blooms Garden Fun Stop
Date: 6/1/2019 - 9/28/2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Morgan Terrace (behind the Snyder Building)

All ages

Tuesdays & Saturdays

June - September 2019

Drop-in between 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Morgan Terrace (behind the Snyder Building)

FREE with gate admission

Immerse yourself in the colors of summer! Learn how gardeners at the Arboretum select bloom combinations and try creating your own color palette. Cast your vote for your favorite flower color. Then let the Arboretum Guides help direct you to the best place to see the Arboretum’s seasonal parade of colors today.


Let's Talk Plants with Extension Master Gardeners
Date: 6/1/2019 - 11/2/2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Oswald Center

Saturdays & Sundays year round

Drop-in anytime between noon – 4 p.m.
Oswald Visitor Center Great Hall at the Yard & Garden Desk
FREE with gate admission

Bring your gardening questions and conversations to enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers when you visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  


Art of Photography: Composing with Confidence
Date: 6/1/2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Oswald Center

Frank Meuschke, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Staff/Photographer

Level: All levels, Beginner to Advanced

This workshop brings beginners and experienced photographers together for an introduction to the fundamentals of artistic composition.

 

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Treats from the Hive Garden Fun Stop
Date: 6/1/2019 - 8/31/2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

All ages

Saturdays & Sundays

June - September 2019

FREE with gate admission

Put your taste buds to the test as you try honey from different flowers. Which flavor do you like best? Find out which kinds of flowers different pollinators prefer and investigate other bee-related products made from honey, beeswax


Create-Your-Own Kokedama Mini Workshop
Date: 6/1/2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: Oswald Center

Laura Vogel, Adult Education Programs Manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Kokedama is a Japanese variant of bonsai, in which live moss is essentially used as a container for another plant.

Select a Session

Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

 

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Summer Milky Way at the Arboretum: Exclusive Camera Access
Date: 6/1/2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Mike Shaw, photographer, author and workshop leader

Level: Intermediate

Capture the nighttime glory of the summer Milky Way arching over the Arboretum grounds!

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