Signature Guided Nature Walks
Classes & Workshops
Walks at the Arboretum. Get to know the diverse ecosystems and living collections at the Arboretum! Whether on a nature walk with Naturalist Matt Schuth, or on a collections jaunt with Arboretum staff and horticulture author Alan Branhagen, you will gain new insight into our plants and their importance for the environment, research and homeowners.
Walks with Alan: Winter Beauty in the Spruce and Birch Collections
Thursday, November 29
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Alan Branhagen, Arboretum Director of Operations and published horticulture author
Spruce and birch are some of the most commonly planted trees (and shrubs, depending on species!) in Minnesota, but there are so many cultivars and species to choose from! Alan will introduce you to some of his favorites that are particularly striking in the winter landscape. You'll leave with a new appreciation for trees, and inspiration for your landscape and future Arboretum visits.
|NEW MEETING LOCATION!
Park at the LEARNING CENTER, and meet inside the lobby of the Learning Center.
From the Learning Center, the group will have special-access permission to caravan in their cars to the Prairie Garden Lot off Three-Mile Drive. Be sure to arrive on time to not miss the group departure to Three-Mile Drive, which is otherwise closed to the public!
$10 member/$25 non-member, includes Arboretum admission
Walks with Matt: The Arboretum on Ice
Saturday, December 22
10 a.m. - noon
Matt Schuth, Naturalist, Author, and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum expert for more than 30 years
By now, winter is in full sway and with a little luck, the Arboretum has become a winter wonderland. Matt will begin with a show-and-tell about some of the Arboretum's fauna and flora. Then he will lead you outdoors to track animals and identify trees and plants in their winter form. You'll learn more about their history and mystery, then return to the Visitor Center for a warming cup of hot chocolate. Many have made this winter walk with Matt one of their holiday and year-end traditions.
Limit 25, Snyder Building - Fireplace Room
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$14 member/$29 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
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