• Adult Classes

    The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers a wealth of exciting programs on a wide range of topics. Whether you are looking to paint with watercolors, cook with the latest techniques, nurture your green thumb, create picturesque flower arrangements, capture nature's beauty through a lens, or simply walk and learn, the Arboretum offers it all. Join us to develop new skills, acquire new tastes, and meet new friends.

     

  • Children & Families

    The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum specializes in getting kids "up close and personal" with plants in a hands-on way.  Join in the fun and explore the magical world of flowers, leaves, roots and stems through summer day camps and the Children's Garden. Young ones can experience green fun with an adult through our preschool programs and free play outside in the Arboretum's Green Play Yard.  Families can explore a variety of nature topics together with free activities every weekend at the Marion Andrus Learning Center.

     

  • Special Events

    The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers special events year 'round to engage members and visitors in the splendor of the gardens and beauty of nature during all four seasons. Spring sees the return blooming flowers and plant sales. Summer brings outdoor adventures that awaken the senses. Autumn shows the bounty of apples and pumpkins with whimsical scarecrows nestled in the fallen leaves. Winter creates a snow-capped landscape viewable from the warmth of the buildings that display magical holiday decorations.

     

  • School Programs

    Tens of thousands of children participate in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's hands-on, science-based learning programs each year. Highly organized and packed with activity, Arboretum field trips utilize the gardens, greenhouses and research plots to address science standards in every season. Teachers can also bring the Arboretum to their classroom through the Plantmobile. Or create your own learning habitat for your students to explore.

     

  • Garden Travel Tours

    Tour beautiful gardens from around the world with host, Peter Olin, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Director Emeritus. Trips throughout the year feature custom itineraries, behind the scenes tours, local attractions, small group sizes. Join the Green Travel Club e-News for info on upcoming trips.

  • Conferences & Summits

    The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum provides public conferences, forums and symposia in a nature-rich setting where community leaders, policymakers, practitioners, concerned citizens, and other stakeholders connect with one another and today's foremost scholars, authors and experts from around the globe. Invested with a strong desire to make the world a better place for ourselves and future generations, we look to expand our knowledge and understanding of today's critical issues that relate to the Arboretum's mission.

     

  • MEET THE TEAM

    Our staff is supported by a team of over 75 volunteers. These volunteers together with the dedicated staff listed below reach over 60,000 people annually through education programs.

  • Urban Garden Program

    The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum provides creative and engaging outreach programming into urban neighborhoods. The Urban Garden Program includes: an experience-based garden curriculum, aligned to Minnesota's science standards, with a focus on science and nutrition; a garden-based youth employment program that focuses on developing entrepreneurial and leadership skills for youth each summer; and opportunities for exposure to higher education environments provided to all children and youth participating in the Urban Garden Program.