StoryTime in the LibraryDate: Every ThursdayTime: 10:30-11 a.m.Location: Andersen Horticultural Library
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.
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.
Start out your day at the Arb with a delicious hot breakfast.
Easy activities to do together - both at the Arboretum and at home. Make time to pretend, wonder, create, and feel connected to nature. Ages 0-5.
Practice uncovering hidden plant views with table top activities. Make a take-away garden viewer designed to refresh your sense of wonder.
Create an original flower, leaf, acorn, or bird to take home.
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.
Examine branches, tree trunks, and tree blossoms to create a Chinese and Japanese-inspired ink painting. Practice tending a zen dry garden of stone, moss, and sand.
Learn what soil is best for native ground dwelling bees and what you can do to make pollinators welcome in your neighborhood.
Create a one-of-a-kind scarf, table runner or wall hanging on an elegantly simple, foot-powered loom.
Learn what plants and flowers are important for Minnesota butterflies and get an amazing up-close look with microscopes. Make a butterfly feeder. Ages 7-12.
Learn techniques to help you capture stunning images of mighty raptors from distances of 5-20 feet as well as longer distances in the field.
This Japanese mindfulness practice (forest bathing) fosters a deep connection with nature that will noursh your mind, body and spirit.
Use live moss as a container for another plant to display on a table or suspended by a window.